Date: 6/12/18 2:33 pm From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned, into a Black-throated Blue
As another (very) senior birder, I too have a hearing loss on the high notes produced by some warblers and others. On the suggestion of Frank Mantlik, I invested in a Songfinder device and I'm amazed at what I was missing - in fact, I'm overwhelmed at times as it picks up crickets and chipmunks as well as birds. It's not cheap at $750.00 but much cheaper than a set of hearing aids for sure. Runs on a couple of AA batteries.
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:28 PM, James Bair via CTBirds < <ctbirds...> wrote:
> Here is my two cents. First of all, they do sound very similar. I always > try to track down the singer to get a visual ID. Second, I used to hear a > difference. When I was younger, I could hear the BTB's song as "chucky > chucky cheese." It worked for me in the late eighties. In more recent > times, though, the Black-Throated Blue song just sounds like "chuck chuck > cheese." I no longer hear those even notes. My overall hearing is still OK, > but those subtle high notes are out of my range now. Some of us hear things > a little differently, and sometimes it might have to do with, uh, > seniority, or at least, ears not as sensitive as when we were kids. > > Jim Bair > > _______________________________________________ > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mai > lman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org > _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org