[CT Birds] Bird song ID help
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 4 19:38:20 EDT 2016
'Having audio problems on the arcane computer right now, so I haven't listened.
But, I used to listen to a LP of Warbler song, put out by the Union of Ontario Naturalists. The Old Guard would chide me, "Don't listen to that, all those versions, you'll get confused!" As if a Peterson tape was all one needed. (These are the same ones who said you could never hold more than one Club bird walk a month - no one would ever show - LOL!)
That ol' platter was invaluable for learning various pre-breeding and breeding territory songs. What a great resource.
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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Sent: Monday, July 4, 2016 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bird song ID help
The three suggestions I've gotten so far for the bird I heard in Boston
Hollow are Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler and Northern Parula.
All three were birds I considered as possibilities. But I believe it is most
likely a Parula. I've found a few recordings that sound quite similar, and
the habitat is the best fit for that, by far. Until someone else mentioned
it I was reluctant to assume that as the bird, because it is one I don't
often see in the Yale forest. I doubt they nest there, and I don't know
where they do, but a bird just showing up now is likely post-nesting season
dispersal, and it could even be working it's way south. I think it's even
possible it's a juvenile bird, which might account for the odd song.
I had a Hooded Warbler the other day and I assume that might be the same
situation, since I've never had any evidence of nesting or even found one
there before. However, I do know locations within 10 miles or so where they
definitely do nest. In both these cases there was no sign of the bird the
Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct.
mntncougar at aol.com
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