I have just moved to a farm north of Charlottesville and have two questions: There are two "resident" hawks on the place, a red-tail and a red-shoulder. I keep expecting them to leave any day, but they haven't shown any signs of leaving. Do hawks ever remain in this area over the winter? The other question is a song identification one. For the past couple of weeks I've been hearing a new song coming from on of the big trees right by the house. It's very soft, kind of like a human whistle or the flute stop on an organ. It is entirely predictable: the descending notes of a scale--la-so-fa-mi-re-do. I think it's too soft to be a mockingbird, though I have about six of those around, but I haven't seen a bird making the sound when I hear it. I can reproduce the sound exactly, but there isn't usually a response when I do. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? There are lots and lots of birds on this property, but I haven't heard this song on any of my recordings. Thank you, Grace Cangialosi Grace Cangialosi Ruckersville, VA Photo album: http://photos.yahoo.com/gracecan.rm Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel __________________________________ Start your day with Yahoo! - Make it your home page! http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.