Date: 12/18/20 9:27 am
From: Norman Budnitz (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: ID help
I'm with Chris on this one. 'Tis the season for flocking robins. And they
can be quite noisy, making a lot of different calls.

On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 12:20 PM Christopher Hill <carolinabirds...>

> American Robins are orangy underneath, have dark upper parts, they flock,
> they frequent back yards and they’re very vocal including high pitched
> squeaks.
> Chris Hill
> Conway, SC
> On Dec 18, 2020, at 9:04 AM, Rebekkah LaBlue <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
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> Perhaps American Pipits?
> Rebekkah Leigh LaBlue
> Poetry Reader, The Adroit Journal
> Environmental Education & Guest Services, The North Carolina Arboretum
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 4:51 PM Noah Rokoske <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I just returned on bicycle from the store to a large flock of
>> unidentified birds in my back yard. Without camera or binoculars, I could
>> not identify them. Obviously, they were flocking birds, about 20-30 of
>> them. As far as I could tell, they had orangey underparts and dark upper
>> parts. They made a huge amount of noise— flock calls, I presume. About the
>> size of titmice, maybe a tad larger. I tried for a recording, but some
>> neighbor was leaf blowing, and the recording didn’t turn out well. The one
>> photo I managed to get before they took off is also terrible as I didn’t
>> have enough time to properly focus the lens before the bird in question
>> escaped. Their calls were low, shrill burblings that had some high-pitched
>> squeaks. If anyone has an idea of what they may be, please let me know.
>> -- Noah Rokoske
>> Duke Forest, Durham NC

Norm Budnitz
Orange County
North Carolina

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