Date: 2/26/23 9:48 am
From: <tgmiko...> <tgmiko...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Error on my EBird wren report
Oh wow! David E, you just saved me a bunch of work on the laptop. Thanks
for doing this! Now I wonder if when I heard the bird singing I was
actually hearing the app in my own pocket and didn't know it. Now I know to
watch out for this in the future.

Thomas Geza Miko
Claremont, LA County
"I'm on the fence! My bank account is unfortunately in another

On Sat, Feb 25, 2023, 2:07 PM David Ellsworth <davidells...> wrote:

> I used my flux capacitor, and the last 7.994 seconds of the 3rd recording
> in your checklist <> is indeed a
> perfect match with "song (eastern) #2_NY" in the Sibley app:
> Flip between these two images. Great Scott! It's a perfect match.
> David Ellsworth
> San Pedro, CA
> At 2023-02-25 10:30, <tgmiko...> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Yesterday when I was listening to my recordings I was pleasantly surprised
> that I got a recording of the "Winzer Wren" singing. Well apparently what
> may have happened (strong possibility) is that I accidentally turned on my
> phone while live recording the bird and picked up the recording off the app
> of a Winter Wren singing, instead of the actual bird singing. The bird did
> sing while I was there but I may have accidentally recorded my own phone
> (until Amazon finally delivers the flux capacitors for my DeLorean I'm
> never going to find out). The other two recordings of the bird calling are
> definitely live recordings of only the bird and nothing coming off my
> phone. I checked on this topic last night with a couple of people who put
> the work into helping me figure this out. Worst comes to worst I may go
> back tomorrow or Monday and try to get more recordings of the bird with my
> shotgun microphone and make sure that the same mistake doesn't happen
> again. I've never actually done this before. I have upon occasion picked up
> a recording off my phone knowing that I was playing it and then edited that
> out but I've never accidentally recorded my phone not knowing that that's
> what was on my recording.
> Thomas Geza Miko
> Claremont, LA County
> 909.241.3300
> "With a sufficiently large sample size a correlation can at once be both
> very significant and too small worth discussing."--Daniel Kahneman

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