Date: 9/21/17 5:51 am
From: Brian Bockhahn (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Thrush flight calls
Since several folks inquired, here are the last couple counts. I didnt'
have my snow disc/parabolic dish this time but still heard a ton of calls.
I have tried full moon birding and yesterday tried to look straight up with
bins in hope to see waves of birds, but I only saw bats. Hard to get the
focus correct on whatever column of air these thrushes are using. Heading
to hanging rock for some hawk counts, will try to get a few nights in up
there. I need to start earlier as the data below show a clear pre dawn
peak, which does exist but not that drastic I believe.

Sep 18 Falls Lake Sandling Beach, mostly mixed pine forest along lake shore

1 wood
1 swainsons

20 wood
5 swainsons
2 veery
1 gray cheeked
1 warbler sp

25 wood
20 swainsons
8 veery
2 gray cheeked
1 scarlet tanager giving picky-tuck and then full song, in flight and in
the dark!

1 wood
2 swainsons

Sep 20 Kerr Lake, mixed forest along lake

3 wood thrush
1 swainsons thrush

29 wood
42 swainsons
6 veery
1 gray cheeked

13 wood
31 swainsons
4 veery

Brian Bockhahn

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