Hi Chris et al., I was also out listening in Ithaca continuously from about 10:30 to 12:30 tonight, and I agree it was a fantastic night – still going on, but I’m not. It is true that there calls nearly every second for several hours. I just listen and count in real time, assigning the birds I think I know, and putting the rest as warbler sp. or passerine sp. In this period, I counted > 1,000 calls of 15 species, the vast majority SWTH and without differentiating any warblers other than Common Yellowthroat. I’m sure if I was amplifying or recording, I would have thousands more calls, as Chris did.
My highlights were a flock of Caspian Terns calling together, an American Bittern, good numbers of Gray-cheeked and several early Hermit Thrush, and a totally unexpected BARN OWL that called 4 times as it headed north over my neighborhood – I got a pretty good recording on one call on my phone, which I’ll upload eventually. Fun stuff! KEN Ken Rosenberg Applied Conservation Scientist Cornell Lab of Ornithology American Bird Conservancy Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.edu> Wk: 607-254-2412 Cell: 607-342-4594 From: <bounce-3189820-53236...@mm.list.cornell.edu> on behalf of "Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" <c...@cornell.edu> Reply-To: NFC-L <email@example.com> Date: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:21 AM To: NFC-L <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "n...@list.uvm.edu" <n...@list.uvm.edu> Subject: [nfc-l] Epic Movement - Etna, NY Posted the following to the NFC Facebook group just now and thought I would share here: I’ve been listening live in Etna, NY tonight since 10:30pm. This has been an epic migration night here and one of the more constantly vocal in recent memory. Literally thousands and thousands of calls. Nearly constant calls of warblers, thrushes, (and tanagers?), grosbeaks, occasional sparrows, all stepping upon one another. First regular groups of Gray-cheeked Thrushes late tonight. One Black-billed Cuckoo. Only just now was there a notable gap of some 10-20 seconds without a call, as a group of coyotes started yipping and whooping. Most impressive night to be listening prior to this first calm. It will be interesting to try to run these data through Vesper (I am recording to file sequence using Raven Pro; plus recording the full night with my Swift recorder and Flowrabola microphone.) Good night-listening! Sincerely, Chris Tessaglia-Hymes Sent from my iPhone -- 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> Birding.ABA.Org<http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NFC> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- 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 Birding.ABA.Org � http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NFC Please submit your observations to eBird! ��http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --