New Forest Friend – Eastern Wood Pewee
I am an inconsistent whistler. Until today the birds I could imitate with answering results were Hawks, Mockingbirds and Thrashers. The later two basically taking pity on my lame attempts, plus they imitate everything. I saw a Hawk fly over and did my classic impersonation. Instead of an answer from above a slightly different call rang out from the Trees to my left. I scanned the canopy and came up with no sighting. In an attempt to find the bird with the clear voice I did my best imitation. To my amazement it answered back getting closer with each exchange. In the fading light I was finally able to spot the sweet little olive brown bird and took several photos. after a few minutes of musical exchange it flew down toward the trail, turned and hovered within inches my face. It sang, I sang and then it returned to the branch high above my shoulder. I thanked the lovely Eastern Wood Pewee for a lovely duet in the fading light.
Love to ALL!