'Pishing' technique. For many years, I have been delighting and often surprising overseas birders visiting North America by enticing numbers of passerines and other landbirds out of dense cover and into view by 'pishing'. Although the technique varies among practitioners, mine is to look for a few 'seed' birds--tits (Paridae) work well--and then to begin saying 'pish', loudly, about five or six times over

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