Date: 4/5/17 11:42 am From: Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: early migrants -- what to listen and look for, plus song ID question
Can anyone suggest a short list of early passerine migrants, esp. warblers, that are likely present or passing through central and eastern N.C. now?
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(Longer explanation follows -- those who are not interested may wish to skip it)
Among other things, I'm trying to ID a song heard yesterday along Bath Creek (Beaufort County, N.C.) Have consulted the usual helps and come up short.
It went like this: rising higher seer-seer-seer-seer-seer, then a buzzy beez-beez-beez-beez. Seemed northern parula-like (and there was a parula nearby, singing other songs). But this song didn't match any of the parula variations I found.
To narrow down the possibilities, it would be very helpful to approximately what I should be looking and listening for from others who are knowledgeable. I imagine it's a pretty short list at this point in the season.