26 May 2022

A Tone-Deaf Chickadee

Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Thrushes three, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 February 2017.

Thrushes three.

There’s a chickadee
At Beech Hill
Whose  two-note spring song

American Robin, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 26 February 2017.

American Robin.

Is defective,
The bird sings both notes

On the same pitch.
I feel sorry
For the tone-deaf chickadee.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 8:45 a.m., I hiked the open trail.

1. American Crow*
2. Black-capped Chickadee**
3. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
4. American Robin*
5. Hairy Woodpecker
6. Blue Jay (v)
7. Eastern Bluebird
8. Common Raven
9. White-breasted Nuthatch
10. Tufted Titmouse (v)
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Herring Gull*


v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere


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