[CT Birds] Correction on Yellow-billed Cuckoo report

C. S. Wood cwood022 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 10:28:30 EDT 2016

I have also been fooled into YBCU by Least Bittern in Texas.

C.S. Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

> On Apr 15, 2016, at 10:20 AM, Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> Brian Toal had reported hearing a Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Station 43 in South Windsor a few days ago. It was an unusually early report, and Paul Desjardins went to investigate. Paul suggested it might be a Pied-bill Grebe calling, as he saw one in the pond. After listening to several different tapes, Brian heard a recording of the pb grebe that matched what he heard.
> I am not familiar with pb grebe calls myself, and was surprised how parts of their calls do resemble a cuckoo. A good lesson in learning calls and also a reminder to try to visually verify a bird if heard out of its normal season.
> Thanks to Paul Desjardins for his expert help.
> Sara Zagorski
> Wethersfield
> Sent from my iPhone
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