Date: 4/28/18 7:44 pm From: Janice Frye via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: FW: REALLY excessive use of bird call
Yeah, sometimes they appear to be reaching out late in the day, perhaps after being mobbed and separated during the day by songbirds. I did read somewhere about a GHOW pair that hooted for awhile after a storm destroyed their nest. Seems reasonable that adult BADO would search for a missing mate or fledgling for awhile before giving up. Blaming birders for everything is so easy. Evidence seems to be incomplete here.
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Kevin Shank <birds...> Date: Sat, Apr 28, 2018, 9:17 PM Subject: RE: [VA-bird] FW: REALLY excessive use of bird call To: Janice Frye <byrdnyrd33...>, <va-bird...>
Thursday morning, Bethany and heard a Barred Owl making calls for an hour or so. We saw the owl fly into a wooded area, and know it was an owl.
Is it possible that this could have actually been a Barred Owl trying to make contact with a missing mate or fledgling? Did you see a human being way up on the mountain or driving along the roads to the north of where you live?? Sounds like it was sort of dark and far away.
On Fri, Apr 27, 2018, 7:23 PM <kurtcapt87...> wrote:
> Even worse, it encourages people to complain about non-events. > > K > > -----Original Message----- > From: VA-bird <va-bird-bounces+kurtcapt87=<verizon.net...> On > Behalf Of Marlene A Condon via VA-bird > Sent: Friday, April 27, 2018 3:40 PM > To: <va-bird...> > Subject: [VA-bird] REALLY excessive use of bird call > > On Saturday, September 21, starting at 5:37 PM and continuing until after > 10 PM, I heard "who cooks for you" for about 15 minutes of every hour!!!!! > > I don't know for a fact, but I am assuming someone was trying to determine > if there were any Barred Owls in this area as he/she made his/her way up > the mountain behind me and along the roadways to the north of where I live. > > This use of the Barred Owl call seems far too excessive to be a birder > doing this just for his/her own knowledge, so I'm wondering if it was for > the atlasing project that is taking place. A downside of citizen science > is that it encourages some folks to believe the ends justify the means. > It's sad to say, but I witness this belief way too often. > > Sincerely, > Marlene > > *** You are subscribed to VA-bird as <kurtcapt87...> If you wish > to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit > https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird *** > > *** You are subscribed to VA-bird as <birds...> If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird *** *** You are subscribed to VA-bird as <lists...> If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***