Very cool, Chris! Here is my eBird report from Friday night with details of my owl, for those interested. No recordings, unfortunately.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S11248369 -Jay On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 9:06 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes < c...@cornell.edu> wrote: > Last night, I recorded a few distant unusual-sounding screams > (unfamiliar to me at my recording location), the loudest and closest of > which sounds and spectrographically looks like a very near match for BARN > OWL. This is an extremely rare migrant through Upstate, NY. I would > appreciate any input from other NFC listeners. > > What is interesting is that Jay McGowan heard a likely Barn Owl over his > place in Ithaca on 27 July. > > This bird was calling at 23:54 last night (1 August). It is possible > that birds are passing through the area, or that there is a single bird > moving around the area. Not knowing much about their behavior at this time > of year, as far as local movement, makes me think more the former, that > there were two coincidental migrants a few days apart. > > This sound is more evenly raspy sounding and less "question-like" > sounding than an immature Great Horned Owl call. The sound also falls > nicely around the 2kHz frequency band, which is consistent with the > examples provided on the Evans and O'Brien CD-ROM. > > Attached is a clip of the best sound (thus far � I am still going > through data) as well as a screen grab of the call. > > Thanks for any input! > > > Sincerely, > Chris T-H > > -- > Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes > Field Applications Engineer > Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology > 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850 > W: 607-254-2418 M: 607-351-5740 F: 607-254-1132 > http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp > > > -- > *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://email@example.com/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/> > !* > -- > -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- 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/ --
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