Date: 8/21/20 10:22 am From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Mystery marsh bird
Sora seems likely based on description, time of year & habitat. There are many good recordings of sora that would help. This time of year Claudia Wilds and I found one in the marsh at the north side of Oregon Inlet, NC, in 1977, and I heard one in mid-August at the Easton, MD, wastewater treatment place. Presumably all these are post-breeding individuals.
From: <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> on behalf of Pat <pvaldata1...>
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 3:51 AM
To: Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Mystery marsh bird
Does anyone have a guess about which bird would be calling in a marshy area at this time of night? I was just out with the dog and heard a clear, single note, sounding like "you", repeated every 2 seconds or so. Definitely not a hoot, more like a whistle.
Then I heard something make a raspy, hissing noise much closer--opossum?---and so we went back inside, which is why I
don't have a recording.