Date: 9/23/19 8:08 pm From: Bob Archer <rabican1...> Subject: [obol] Re: Fox Sparrow vocalizations help
The calls sound like a Slate-colored to my ear. They sound like the noise one of those Audubon squeak tools. The Thick-billed sounds clearer and more of a chink, I do hear a few of those sounds from this bird. In any case, I am in the Slate-colored camp despite the sparse streaking on the close up shot.
Bob Archer PDX
On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM Nancy Stotz <nstotznew...> wrote:
> On a recent trip to eastern OR, we encountered a dozen Fox Sparrows > (Thick-billed or Slate-colored types) in a big old burn on the hike up to > Twin Pillars (Ochoco Natl Forest, Crook County). I got decent photos of 2 > of the birds, and I also managed to record videos (with audio) of one of > those birds vocalizing. I know you're supposed to be able to identify the 2 > types based on vocals, but I'm not really sure what I'm listening for (or > if I even got the pertinent call type recorded in the videos I shot). I'd > appreciate any educational feedback folks might have, based on the photos > and videos posted to eBird (photos only) and Flicker (photos and video). In > the first video, the bird is never in focus, but it does come into focus in > the second, where it also switches from calls to song. > https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60063744 > https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHeYGok > If anybody has any comments on the sapsucker I called a Red-naped (less > than ideal photos in eBird checklist too) that would be appreciated as well. > Thanks-- > Nancy Stotz >