Date: 5/22/19 4:50 am From: Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...> Subject: FW: Can you help me identify a bird song? Crawford Co.
Thanks to all who helped me with this song and the others who offered to help. Apparently this is a version of the Hooded Warbler's alternate song that I've never heard before. So I've learned something new. I appreciate how birders are so willing to swap advice and lend their experience very generously. It's benefitted me before and now again. Hopefully I can pass on the favor someday.
From: Kendall Zook [mailto:<kendallzook98...>] Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:18 PM To: '<PABirds...>' Subject: Can you help me identify a bird song? Crawford Co.
Could I have some help to identify a bird call. It called steadily (3 to 4 times a minute) without variation like this for over an hour. I think it sounds like a flycatcher, and I almost think it is one of the common flycatchers singing a crazy song. But usually a common bird singing an uncommon song will intersperse the crazy one with a more normal one. Not so with this bird. I tried pishing him in, but he stubbornly hugged the very top of the treetop canopy. I could only catch a flying glimpse now and then.
I had also thought of the Hooded Warbler which will sing similarly sometimes. But the fact that he kept to the top of the canopy and that he never varied his song made me think that this was not a Hooded.
The woods he was in was mixed - some Eastern Hemlock mixed with oak and maple, all mature.
I tried to post a recording to the listserv, but it wouldn't let me. The smallest file is 11MB. If someone is willing to help me ID it, let me know and I'll send you the recording. Thanks!