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Count your blessings!  We used to hear them here every year, but it’s been quite some time now that we’ve had none.  I miss them.

Ida Domazlicky
Cape Girardeau County

From: Chris Barrigar 
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:15 PM
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Subject: Re: Chuck's will Widow

A problem solving technique used in automotive circles (and other industries) to find root casues is the 5-Why approach which sometimes can expose the root cause.
 
The problem: The Chuck-wills-widow is keeping this person awake at night.
Why is the Chuck in that location?   A. The area of person's residence is prefered habitat of Chuck-wills.
Why is the Chuck's keeping this woman awake at night?   A. Because of its calling throughout the night.
Why is it calling?   A. Because that's what it does to attract a mate.
Why does it call to attract a mate?   A. Because it doesn't have a mate.
 
The root cause of her being kept up at night may be argued that the calling Chuck-wills needs a mate.
 
Maybe the question we need be asking ourselves is not, "How to get rid of this calling bird?"; but possibly, "How can we attract a mate for this lonely calling bird?"
 
Just a thought from the other end of the spectrum.

Chris Barrigar
 
Stoddard Co.
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Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 05:09:00 -0700
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Subject: Chuck's will Widow
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Good morning.

I have a good friend that lives on top of an Ozark Mountain and there is a Chuck's will Widow that is driving her crazy, she wants to know what to do to get it to move somewhere else and call all night. She is desperate for a good nights sleep and will try anything to get the bird to move.............Does anyone know if playing a E. Screech Owl or Barred Owl recording will help?

Thanks
Mike Doyen
Rolla, MO

Bird by bird I've come to know the earth.
Pablo Neruda.

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ASM Fall Meeting: September 21-23, 2012 at Camp Clover Point, Osage Beach MO. Details and Online Registration

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ASM Fall Meeting: Sptember 21-23 at Camp Clover Point, Osage Beach MO
Details and online registration at: http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx
ABA Birding Code of Ethics
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