----- Original Message ----- 
From: Lawrence Herbert 
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Cc: Joyce Haynes 
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 5:04 PM
Subject: HOWA, McDonald County

    Joyce Haynes and I observed a Hooded Warbler 
    on her farm just west of Pineville, McDonald County,
    this morning.  It was a singing male and I had great
    looks at it.  Joyce had a brief look, but she was able to
    ID HOWA !.  

    Interestingly, he was singing "To Wah, To Wah, To Wah, To Wah."
    Reading about that on BNA on line, I read that the male
    sings that song until he has found a willing female.  Then
    he sings "To Wah, To Wah, To Wah, Chee Choo."  That is
    the song that you will hear on I pods and prior stuff, like I have.

    This HOWA was singing in upland oak woodland, not bottom land
    forest, as the literature states.  I would have thought migrant, but,
    Joyce heard it there yesterday too!

    Learn, or recall, something knew each day.

    Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper County, MO.  5-16-12.

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