Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring 53: New Hero

7:00am-7:45am, Bussey Brook Meadows, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
hazy with rain clouds, slight breeze

I heard my first Hermit Thrush south-of-Maine this morning, what a treat!

It took several minutes of patient listening to confirm, as there were so many overlapping bird-calls that at first I thought I'd discovered a new bird.

It's a bit of a Where's Waldo to find him in context - can you?

However, Bird of the Day goes to my new hero, the incredible Catbird. This bird, I decided, is the one I most would like to emulate. He imitates many different birds very well- I especially like his take on the robin - and also throws in some of his own material.

A Freestyler who isn't afraid to borrow, nor to invent.

Boom - I have a new role model!


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