Date: 11/8/18 1:00 pm From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Could this be the year?
As a second reminder, if you have never heard one before, you really need
to play the call recording on your bird app(s), or go to You Tube or
XenoCanto to listen to bird calls -- now. Your first one, if this winter,
will likely be heard only, calling overhead. For example, I have HEARD
Pine Siskin and Purple Finch in Wake County this fall but have yet to see
one. The call sounds a lot like a Flicker call to me, but one syllabled --
TEER!. So -- you need to do more than just study paintings, photos, and
videos of Evening Grosbeaks if you have never seen/heard it before. * Learn
and know the call note(s)!*
PS -- As with Merrill, I have seen and heard hundreds or thousands of them
in NC, and I have probably banded about 50 of them. The deep V marks on my
fingers have healed over time! But, it has also been 15-20 years for me as
well for getting one in NC.
On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 3:08 PM "J. Merrill Lynch" <carolinabirds...>