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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:38 pm

March 26, 2017
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Taxidermists prepare to stuff Ozone Warbler found in nesting crater.
"So many Ozone Warblers!" says one.
"So little time!" says another.
"We believe the egg may have been carried off by small, furry forest creatures," said a professor from the university. "Now that nesting season is approaching, we expect to find more nesting craters, and, hopefully, some eggs."
Unfortunately, no egg was found.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:38 am

March 30, 2017
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High in the forest canopy an Ozone Warbler rests secure in its nest.
Throughout the lonely forest echoes the contented call of "Hallop! Hallop!"
Soon a mate will come.
Then perhaps, an egg!
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:47 am

March 30, 2017
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Snapping and clacking angrily, an Ozone Warbler threatens an approaching taxidermist.
"I don't think it likes me," says the novice taxidermist trepidatiously.
"Just grab it by the ankle," instructs the master taxidermist from below. "That'll calm it down. Then we'll pluck it and stuff it."
Unfortunately, no egg was found.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:44 am

March 30, 2017
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"Nesting season is indeed beginning for the Ozone Warbler," says a professor from the university observationally, lowering his binoculars. "Soon the creatures will begin to mate in the trees and craters and, hopefully, there will be eggs."
Unfortunately, no egg was found.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:33 am

April 1, 2017
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High in the peaceful forest the soft calls of "Hallop! Hallop!" echo.
It is an Ozone Warbler looking for a mate. Soon, perhaps, an egg!
Unfortunately, no egg was found.
[Editor's Note: You don't need an April Fool's Day for this stuff.]
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:33 pm

Rick Masters wrote:High in the peaceful forest the soft calls of "Hallop! Hallop!" echo.


We should organize a bird watching expedition. I suspect that reading the native call ("Hallop! Hallop!") doesn't carry the impact of hearing it first hand.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:42 am

April 2, 2017
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After plucking and basting the Ozone Warbler, three cooks and their many excited patrons from a nearby North Korean restaurant wrap the savory creature in foil.
Unfortunately, no egg was found.

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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:21 am

April 3, 2017
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A taxidermist stealthily approaches an Ozone Warbler nesting in a high spruce tree.
"I see it up there," the novice yells to his comrades below. "I think it's sleeping!"
Suddenly the creature begins clacking and snapping and shaking the branches.
"Uh, oh, I think I woke it up!"
Unfortunately, no egg was found.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:00 am

March 30, 2017

A cook from a nearby North Korean restaurant prepares to capture an Ozone Warbler found securing its nest in a tree.
"Ozone Warbler will be breakfast special in 30 minutes," promises the cook, nodding his head sagely.
Meanwhile...
PETA prepares to save the Ozone Warbler...
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...and enlists an Ozone Warbler in their campaign.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:32 am

How to attract Ozone Warblers
Most warblers prefer to stay in sheltered areas and avoid open spaces, though males may use high, open perches to sing when claiming territory. Dense plantings of deciduous trees, shrubs and groundcovers will create a warbler-friendly habitat, and landscaping should be designed in layers for them to have multiple foraging areas. Thicket-like plantings are preferable, and landscaping should provide corridors through the yard for them to feel secure, rather than isolated pockets of shelter. Using native plants will be especially attractive for warblers, and pruning should be minimized to keep the landscaping lush and dense.
https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-attract-warblers-386265

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A taxidermist lowers an Ozone Warbler from its high, open perch above a backyard barbeque.
Meanwhile, those below anxiously await the arrival of the creature.
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