Date: 9/7/17 9:16 am
From: Colin Talcroft <ctalcroft...> [northbaybirds] <northbaybirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [NBB] Possible Yellow Billed Cuckoo Owl Canyon Sonoma County Bodega bay
Just for what it's worth, I was up Owl Canyon yesterday morning (September 6, 2017) at around 9:00AM and heard two distinct and entirely unfamiliar calls. I've listened to the Sibley recordings of Cuckoo calls, and they are not what I heard, I don't think, but there was definitely something or somethings vocalizing in a way I've never encountered here before. I was able to faintly record one of the two. Dan Singer happened by. I played it for him. He didn't recognize it, either, but neither did he think it was a cuckoo. In any case, there may be something interesting and unusual up there. I heard it coming from the willows across from the very sandy area where the upper Owl Canyon trail begins to get really difficult.
Aside from that, I had two Yellow Warblers, an Orange-crowned Warbler, a Warbling Vireo, a couple of Bewick's Wrens, a couple of very loud Wrentits very close in the outer Owl Canyon bushes, Bushtits, and Scrub-jays--so nothing very exotic, although I had a flyover of a remarkably dark-morph type Red-tailed Hawk. When I first saw it I took it to be a Raven, it was so dark.
In general, though, it was rather quiet. Almost no shorebirds elsewhere around the Bay.  
Colin TalcroftSanta Rosa


From: "Mark Stephenson <markstephenson4106...> [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply...>
To: Yahoogroups <northbaybirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:32 PM
Subject: [NBB] Possible Yellow Billed Cuckoo Owl Canyon Sonoma County Bodega bay

  Today Lucas and I Heard what we thought was the start of a yellow billed Cuckoo  Ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-ca call. It repeated several times relatively loudly and then grew softer with only two or three cacaca. It was hunkered down in the willows at the top of the canyon and  moved around but we could never locate it. We couldn't think of any bird that would make this call. We may have Recordings from Brook o' Connor. Hopefully someone can stop by tomorrow and have better luck than we can locating the bird.



Cheers and Happy Birding 
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