Date: 7/16/17 10:45 pm
From: Larry McQueen <larmcqueen...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Bird call help, Lake County

I think this is MacGillivray’s. It is relatively low pitch, especially the emphatic ending, which is typical. They have many variations, but they are always emphatic.


On Jul 16, 2017, at 8:43 PM, L Markoff <canyoneagle...><mailto:<canyoneagle...>> wrote:

Hi Obol,

While birding County Highway 2-22 (Bullard Canyon Rd.) in Lakeview, Lake County, I came across a bird call that stumped me. The bird stayed low in a shrub the whole time. It was a rolling call with two end notes, repeated over and over. The “voice” reminded me of a Yellow-rumped Warbler. Even though I don’t think of YR Warblers as staying low, it occurred to me it might be a youngster who didn’t know any better. And, he is now independent and practicing his singing lessons.

If it isn’t a Yellow-rumped Warbler, I would very much like to know what it is.

You can listen here:


Lori Markoff
Eugene (South Hills)

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