Date: 6/29/17 4:26 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Unknown bird song/call
OK, Steve, any opinion on what the bird is instead of isn't?


On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:12 PM, 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

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> Having conducted many hundreds of bird surveys for my job over 35+ years,
> I can safely say that the bird recorded in Champaign-Urbana was definitely
> NOT a Carolina Wren or a Baltimore Oriole. My opinion was going to be to
> say that the bird making the call was probably an escaped cage bird, though
> the call that Adam posted, did sound fairly similar to the ending couple of
> notes of the Champaign song. However, having lived in and birded the
> Champaign area for decades, I also know that though present in the area,
> Tufted Titmice are exceptionally rare in the area. Our party was often the
> only ones to turn up a Tufted Titmouse on the Christmas Bird Count there
> over the years… usually just one but occasionally two birds. Interestingly,
> just 30 miles down the road in Vermilion County, Tufted Titmice are quite
> common. It is an interesting anomaly in east Central Illinois. Good birding.
>
>
>
> Steve Bailey
>
> Mundelein
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> <sdbailey...>
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