I was just letting my dogs out, and heard a brief bird song that lasted about 5 seconds. I thought it was a junco trill at first, but I was half asleep so I wasn’t sure. I started “listening” with Merlin in case it sang again, and luckily it did. It was ID as a swamp sparrow, listed as rare where I am which is Searsburg Rd in Trumansburg. It was also 1:40 AM… I played the song to see if it sounded alike, and didn’t just take Merlin’s word for it. It sounded spot on to me. Thoughts? I’ll be glad to share the recording.
I also heard two screech owls counter singing a very low tremolo back and forth that Merlin picked up. Alyssa Johnson -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --