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May 24, 2009

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Cop Car

The scent of the lilacs wafted into my den, I do believe! Congratulations on all of your good birding. As usual, I'm envious. Don't the sapsuckers have a distinctive sound pattern when they do their pounding? We had one, one winter, but he hasn't been back. Neither have our barn swallows and yellow-billed cuckoos been back. About 50 new houses have gone into our sub-division in the last couple of years and I think that we have just pushed the birds out. I still think that I hear a rose-breasted grosbeak, but no sighting of the male.

bogie

I don't know about the distinctive pattern - it was pretty much a slow tapping this time. If he comes bakc, I'll pay more attention and see if there is something different.

Cop Car

As I recall, the tapping was in a syncopated rhythm!

bogie

He visited again of Friday, and evidently our bird is a nerd - he has no rhythm. Of course, he didn't stay long either, so maybe he was just warming up.

Cop Car

Perhaps I should have explained what I meant. Instead of tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap, he went tap-tap-tap-rest-tap-tap-rest-tap-tap-tap-rest.

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