Date: 10/25/19 4:23 pm From: Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...> Subject: [obol] Re: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Nehalem, Tillamook - id sound file for verification
Hi Beverly - I agree with Dave; it’s kind of close, but not quite a
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. It’s actually a Bewick’s Wren. Here’s a good
recording of one doing the same “seet” vocalization, with a matching
Keep at it though, as I suspect a few BGGN are out there lurking in Oregon
as we type.
-Nick Mrvelj (Portland)
On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 3:59 PM DJLauten and KACastelein <
> Hi Beverly,
> Maybe some others will chime in, but I'm not sure this is a
> gnatcatcher. Something doesn't sound quite right. I'm wondering if
> you might describe the habitat it was in.
> I suspect that this is an uncommon but regular bird for all of us in
> Oregon that is a notorious maker of all sorts of sounds, and likes
> pretty thick scrubby vegetation. Not a mockingbird either.
> Dave Lauten
> On 10/25/2019 1:11 PM, Beverly Hallberg wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > This morning I was very close to, but did not see, what sounds to me
> > like a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. It was on private property and I could
> > not enter without trespassing to find the bird. The bird continued to
> > move deeper into the private area and eventually went silent.
> > However, I did make some recordings as it was calling it's "spee"
> > calls for over a minute. These recording are in my eBird checklist
> > attached. If you feel this is something other than a Blue-gray
> > Gnatcatcher, please let me know. The recordings are rather soft but
> > the bird was rather loud and nasally. The spectrogram looks good for
> > the species. Turn up your volume.
> > https://ebird.org/checklist/S60919696 > >
> > Thanks, Beverly Hallberg
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