Date: 8/4/17 10:47 pm From: Matthew G Hunter <matthewghunter...> Subject: [obol] Re: Mystery Song / and / Forensic Birding...
Skip, I have recently chased down several similar sounds, and 2 were Lesser Goldfinch and one was American Goldfinch. There is a Purple Finch call in the recording, and something odd there is possible, but I'd bet a pizza on Lesser Goldfinch.
Harry, you point out one obvious chicken carcass, but I wonder if the barred "coop" feathers might be a Barred Rock... another chicken.
The owl feather you collected is an inner secondary/tertial from a Barn Owl.