Hi Geoff, Thanks for posting to the NFC-L eList.
I cannot say for certain, but as you suggested, this doesn’t quite match the few “classic" examples that have been shared in the past. This call definitely seems to be on the low end, but could still be from a Least Bittern. This eList has definitely encountered a long dormant period. I have to suspect that many of us have gotten very busy in the past couple of years, and perhaps NFC research has dwindled a bit – I personally have not been able to take time to actively record or review calls since early summer of last year. While the Facebook NFC group does receive more usage and may be a future replacement to this eList, I don’t have any intention of shutting down this eList. Not everyone uses Facebook (believe it or not…), and we have no control over what Facebook decides to do with historic posts in the future. Most of the exchanges on this eList are archived here at The Mail Archive: http://email@example.com/maillist.html I just read John’s response. Activity of a group, regardless of the social medium, relies on active back-and-forth participation. If nobody posts anything, there can’t be a dialogue – yet, there are over 350 subscribers to NFC-L... Definitely, feel free to post brief clips (under 900kb – limit of the Lyris List Manager) of good recordings to share, discuss interesting observations made, pose questions about your research and observations, explain what equipment you use, and share what software or hardware solutions you have found to be most productive. Hey, has anyone seen The Messenger documentary, yet? Thanks, and wishing you all good night listening! Sincerely, Chris T-H On Apr 26, 2016, at 11:06 PM, Geoff Malosh <pomar...@earthlink.net<mailto:pomar...@earthlink.net>> wrote: Hi everyone, I captured the attached recording at 11:39pm on April 24 in southwestern Pennsylvania. I am wondering if this might be a Least Bittern. From what I can find, presumed Least Bittern nocturnal calls seem to be somewhat variable, with some higher pitched and some lower pitched, but all with a similar nasal quality and duration that the attached recording seems to share. This recording is certainly on the lower-pitched end of the spectrum and doesn’t completely match any Least Bittern examples I can find, though. Thanks for any input. I’m also posting here out of curiosity as to whether this list is still active. It’s been pretty quiet for a long time I don’t mean just because it was winter recently. Really nothing posted here last fall or so far this spring. Has this list been more or less replaced by the NFC facebook group? Thanks, Geoff Malosh Pittsburgh, PA www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/<http://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/> -- NFC-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_WELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_RULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NFCL.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- <Unknown_20160424_233914+000002.wav> -- Chris Tessaglia-Hymes Listowner, NFC-L Ithaca, New York c...@cornell.edu<mailto:c...@cornell.edu> NFC-L – Archives<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> NFC-L – Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_WELCOME> NFC-L – Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_RULES> NFC-L – Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NFCL.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --