Date: 9/19/17 7:22 pm From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording
Thanks everyone for all of your helpful suggestions. The consensus majority suggestion was juvenile Great Horned. I passed that suggestion back to my friend, and also the idea to try to record it. I trust he will forward that info on to our helpful land owner.
Again, thank you for helping me "give something back" to this non-birder land owner, who is helping the CBC out every year. Much appreciated.
On Sep 19, 2017, at 9:26 PM, Frederick Atwood wrote:
> Hi Steve > Try juvenile great horned owl and juvenile barred owl > > > Fred > > From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> > To: VA-Bird <va-bird...> > Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:09 PM > Subject: [Va-bird] help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording > > > Hello birders, > > A fellow Christmas Bird Counter got this description, from one of our helpful landowners. I really like to give back to these people, who help out so much by letting us use their properties for the CBC every year. > > Any ideas, folks? Thanks -- -- > > Steve Johnson > Fairfax, Virginia > > > (Dated 19 September -- -- ) > > > On and off for the past few weeks I have been hearing a bird call at dusk, sometimes at night and sometimes in the early morning before daylight. > > > > It is a shrill call that doesn't last long and the bird repeats itself after a few minutes- It sounds like eeH with soft nasal e's and raising intonation on the h. Last night the bird started at 8:45 and stopped before 9:30. Once when it happened at dusk I went out but the bird was hidden by tree leaves then it flew off and all I could see was a flash of white from the rear- it seemed to be a large bird but it was moving away fast and the light was bad so I could have been mistaken. Unfortunately it doesn't appear on a schedule. > > > P.S. I told him to suggest to the landowner, that they listen to Macaulay Library recordings for Northern Flicker (single whistle call) and Great-crested Fly. Anything else they should try? > > *** You are subscribed to va-bird as <fredatwood...> If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird *** > >