Driving somewhere near 40 mph myself and hearing out my open window the thin and seemingly imperceptible, yet perceptible insect-like song of Grasshopper Sparrow was how I too first located the species in Sherman County years ago. Something physics of that song allows it to be heard over a distance and even through white noise, counter-intuitive as that would seem.
David in Seaside
On Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 17:51 Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> wrote:
> Not sure if I will be out again soon but will take a photo whenever. Was a > real cool surprise- I heard it to while driving 40 with my windows open- > what are the odds it would sing right as I drove by! > > Tim > > On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 3:52 PM David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...> > wrote: > >> I am curious about the habitat Tim. Any chance you could snap a few >> landscape photos next time you run by the GRSP spot? Great find! I will be >> listening for them up in Clatsop. >> >> David >> >> On Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 12:04 Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> wrote: >> >>> Same location as yesterday along Powers Hwy about 3 miles before Powers- >>> I had great looks at it this AM to confirm ID. My second new county bird >>> this spring! >>> >>> Catbird still singing at Millicoma Marsh before sunrise this AM. >>> >>> Happy birding all! >>> Tim R >>> Coos Bay >>> >>