Date: 8/3/17 11:02 pm
From: Barbara Combs <bcombs232...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Mystery song
I've been hearing similar noises from Lesser Goldfinches in my yard lately.

Barbara Combs
Lane County, Oregon

> On Aug 3, 2017, at 10:45 PM, Tim Janzen <tjanzen...> wrote:
>
> Dear Skip,
> I wonder about the possibility of a Black-headed Grosbeak. I have been hearing them give some odd songs the past several weeks or so. They also like to sing from the tops of trees. However, from your description of the size of this bird, it was somewhat smaller than a grosbeak.
> Sincerely,
> Tim Janzen
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Skip Russell
> Sent: Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:43 PM
> To: <obol...>
> Subject: [obol] Mystery song
>
> While birding at Ridgefield NWR, I heard a song I couldn't place. I
> posted it as a mystery on xeno-canto, but so far no takers.
>
> You can hear it here:
>
> http://www.xeno-canto.org/381431
>
> That's "www.xeno-canto.org/381431" in case the link gets garbled in
> translation. Weird song of an expected local or something lost? The
> only birds I can think of are tropical and not really candidates.
>
> I'm wondering if this rings a bell with anyone out there in obol-land?
>
> Happy birding,
> Skip
>
>
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