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


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