Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Can I get a Whistle?


I was up behind the  cow barn last night watching a Palm Warbler delving among the branches of a box elder tree. I like Palm Warblers. They are such a warm, rich, yellow and cinnamon color.

Suddenly very close to me a screech rang out. It sounded as if someone had moved a sheet of roofing tin, and it protested loudly at being moved.

I jumped and looked over at the tangle of hedgerow there.

Nothing.

I went back to the warbler.

It happened again. And again. And again.

Yet there was nothing there. I made a short video of the sound.




I must have stood there, listening to that strange and very loud sound for ten minutes, peering into the hedgerow trying to find the whistler.

Then I saw him, almost at my feet.

Egad, what an ugly face!

I did not know that Woodchucks whistled.

Another visitor, quite unwelcome. Liz says it tumbled down the hill
and was staggering around


Although it still looks superficially fairly healthy, I am glad most of the domestic
animals are vaccinated against rabies

3 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

Gosh...rabies...I'm glad your animals are vaccinated

Judith said...

They're called whistle pigs.

threecollie said...

Linda, I am concerned now....

Judith, cool!