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The foliage where the Bell's hangs out along the road by Mallard Marsh at
Squaw Creek has a lot of what I have always called "Gray Dogwood." Is that
the same thing as "Roughleaf Dogwood/"

Bob Fisher
Independence, Missouri
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From: "Jo Ann Eldridge" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: bell's vs. warbling


> Another comment on vireos: I always think of the bell's vireo song as
> "asking a question, then answering the question"--it is so very
distinctive.
> And the warbling vireo ends his last note with an "upward question".
>
> Regarding habitat, I have most often found nesting bell's vireo around a
> patch of roughleaf dogwood, a shrub which has a flat-topped cluster of
white
> blossoms in spring, and little white berry drupes in the fall (which all
the
> birds love, especially bluebirds). I have found at least 3 bell's nests in
> these groves of roughleaf dogwood, plus many territorial bell's.
>
> Jo Ann Eldridge, Kearney, Clay Co.
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