Date: 5/28/19 3:35 am From: Jack Saba <jlsaba001...> Subject: [MDBirding] Purple Gallinule at Patuxent South Tract???
Following an ebird report on Saturday of a Purple Gallinule seen at the Reddington Lake end of Cash Lake (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56687437), I spent an hour looking and listening yesterday (Monday) morning. I did not see the bird, but did hear a couple of things I can't identify.
Kek...mp3: I decided to record a Baltimore Oriole that wouldn't stop calling. When cleaning and listening to the recording afterwards, I noticed four fairly faint "kek" calls, at about 5, 6, 7.5, and 10 seconds into the recording. They may be frogs, but possibly not.
Unknown...mp3: This file has a rattling call that I don't recognize at all. It occurs maybe 10 times through the recording, most clearly at about 17 and 19 seconds. There is also a high-frequency (4.5-5kHz) trill 8-10 seconds in that might be a Pine Warbler.
Some artifacts were introduced by editing the sound tracks to remove noise from clothing, screaming fisherman, and the like. These do not affect the calls mentioned below. If anyone wants the original sound tracks, contact me offline.