[nfc-l] lots of birds moving over Ithaca

2018-09-09 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Right nowl


meena


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Re: [nfc-l] NFC yesterday night

2018-08-13 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Thanks Bill and Ben!


Cheers

Meena


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From: bounce-2518574-53237...@mm.list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Bill Evans 

Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 7:29 PM
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I’d guess a Swainson’s Thrush making non-symmetric sounds with its syrinx. The 
upper track doesn’t fit well for any other species, so I don’t think it is two 
birds calling coincidentally. The lower track fits well for SWTH.

Bill


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Hi all,

I cant decide what this bird is. Any suggestions?

Meena



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[nfc-l] NFC yesterday night

2018-08-13 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all,

I cant decide what this bird is. Any suggestions?

Meena


Meena Haribal
Ithaca NY 14850
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[nfc-l] It seems warblers are moving

2017-09-20 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all,

I am having lots of warbler calls overhead to night. It seems the birds are 
moving!  Go hear outside now for those who are in Ithaca.


Cheers

Meena




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Re: [nfc-l] NFC recording 7 minutes twilight this morning

2017-09-10 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi Dave,
In the Ebird post I can hear hardly anything even noise. Can you send the 
recordings as  whole directly to me? Yesterday night we were at mount Pleasant 
and among at least 30 or forty calls we had one or two Gray-cheeked. At my home 
pout of 100+ calls I did not get any Gray-cheeked.


Cheers

Meena


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From: bounce-2378433-53237...@mm.list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of david nicosia 

Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:11:01 AM
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Subject: [nfc-l] NFC recording 7 minutes twilight this morning

All,

I used my phone to record a nocturnal flight near twilight as the birds were
coming down this morning. I know I had SWAINSON'S THRUSH and VEERY. I am
pretty sure I had a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and also WOOD THRUSH
and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS. I also had some unidentified calls.
So I amplified the audio, and uploaded to ebird. To my dismay, the spectrogram
shows nothing but you can still hear calls. Can someone listen to this
and let me know what I had?? Its 7 minutes long. I would appreciate anyone's 
take on
this...

see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39101824

Thanks

Dave Nicosia
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[nysbirds-l] Thrushes were moving a couple of days ago

2017-05-29 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all,

I recorded thrush calls over a few night but on 26-27 night I had lots of 
calls. The detector detected over 1150 calls of which 84 were Grey-cheeked 
thrushes. I found the GCTHs were came in late early morning hours compared to 
Swainson's.  This is the most I have recorded for this season. On April 28 2017 
I recorded or rather detector detected more than 500 tseeps, mostly sparrows.

I am curious to see how others fared on the same night?


Cheers

Meena


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Re:[nfc-l] Truncation, Amplification, and Purpose...

2017-05-05 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi Shai and all,

Our ears are also detectors and they can detect sounds they are familiar and 
ignore unknown sounds or at least our brains do not analyze. Occasionally we 
think we heard something else. Even if we hear the sounds in real time and if 
we don't know the sound then there is no way of sharing it with others and 
finding out what it was. Our brain cannot translate into what we heard as a 
sound form, or present it as a real sound which other people can listen. So I 
think a sound unknown recorded is of more use than just heard. May be someone 
who is familiar with can chime in.


Cheers

Meena


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From: bounce-2315347-53237...@mm.list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Shaibal Mitra 

Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 8:42:22 AM
To: NFC-L
Subject: RE:[nfc-l] Truncation, Amplification, and Purpose...

Hi Chris and all,

>From personal communications I understand that my comments sounded harsher or 
>more broadly critical than they were intended. I certainly didn't mean to be 
>dismissive of the study of nocturnal flight calls! But the recent ID threads 
>raise some issues that deserve thought.

As I understood it, people have been using automated methods for sampling and 
recording nocturnal flight calls, rather than listening and recording in real 
time. The potential value of automation over direct observation is obvious in 
terms of data volume and efficiency--much larger datasets per unit of research 
effort. But let's not forget that there must be a trade-off in terms of 
quality--that the automated protocol will probably miss lots of interesting 
stuff that it's not "looking" for, and that more of the sounds it picks up will 
be difficult to identify (due to truncation, loss of context, or whatever), 
than if somebody had been recording the whole night period and listening to 
everything carefully in its context. Against this seemingly obvious trade-off, 
it struck me as questionable for the best minds of nfc analysis to expend so 
much effort and expertise in manually analyzing a very small number of 
ambiguous data points (it was the selection of these particular clips that 
seemed haphazard and ex post facto). To me, this approach squanders the 
advantages that the automated technique offers in terms of efficiency while 
yielding very minimal improvements to data quality. If, as I suspect, the 
motivation for fixating on these particular odd and unexpected recordings isn't 
really so much about improving datasets per se, but is rather an expression of 
curiosity and a desire to learn, then let's at least be honest about how this 
feeds back to the trade-off. My query really comes down to this: there must 
exist some point at which the effort sacrificed for combing out and correcting 
a small number of ambiguous, truncated recordings consumes so much time that 
one might have achieved better data (and more personal satisfaction) via direct 
observation of selected hours of nocturnal activity.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore, NY

From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes [c...@cornell.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:10 PM
To: NFC-L
Subject: [nfc-l] Truncation, Amplification, and Purpose...

<>

Good birding and night flight call listening!!

Sincerely,
Chris T-H





On May 2, 2017, at 5:46 AM, Preston Lust 
mailto:prestonl...@yahoo.com>> wrote:

5/1/17 -- 10:03 PM


Last night, I recorded some interesting calls - the first one sounding similar 
to northern cardinal. Do these calls originate from two separate species of 
birds, or are they one? And which species? Thank you.


Preston Lust, Westport CT
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Re: [nfc-l] 2016 Fall NFC Update

2016-12-01 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Thanks Debbie!  We have a lot to learn about night migration!

Cheers

Meena


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From: bounce-121048772-10061...@list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Debbie Leick 

Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:44:00 PM
To: NFC-L
Cc: Kate Stone; Carrie Voss
Subject: [nfc-l] 2016 Fall NFC Update

Hi NFCers,
We posted a short update with preliminary results from our fall NFC monitoring. 
If you are interested in learning more about what we found in western Montana, 
please follow the link below:
http://www.mpgranch.com/research/latest-research/fall-migration-2016-acoustic-monitoring-update.aspx
Regards,
Debbie Leick
MPG Ranch
Florence, MT
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Re: [nfc-l] Virtual Meet and Greet

2016-09-28 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
One more useful thing with the list is if location of the lister is added. I 
know sometime people traveling also post. In general it would be nice if some 
one wants to coordinate with local members.

Meena
Currently in Pantanal MT BR
Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 28, 2016, at 11:49 AM, Bill Evans 
mailto:wrev...@clarityconnect.com>> wrote:

Thanks Chris.

There is a lot happening with night flight calls these days. Another action 
that would be useful is having folks on this list with recent publications 
involving night flight calls post their citations. Or, if anyone on this list 
is aware of recent nfc publications by folks not on this list, posting those 
citations would I'm sure be of interest.  For example here is one I just became 
aware of this morning:

Coastal and offshore counts of migratory sparrows and warblers as revealed by 
recordings of nocturnal flight calls along the Ohio coast of Lake Erie
David V. Gesicki , Mohsin M. Jamali , and Verner P. Bingman
The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128:503-509 (2016)
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1676/1559-4491-128.3.503


-Bill E
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Re: [nfc-l] NFCs Week of 9/10 through 9/16

2016-09-17 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi Jerald and all,

I did have quite a lot of calls this past week. Something like 800+. I had 
started recording thrushes, quite a few Swainsons and at least two Grey cheeked 
thrush and some veerys etc. Among warblers of note were a few Wilson's warblers.

I don't have data in front of me. Sept 16 was the last day of recording till 
4.00 am in the morning.


I wish I was there -- but currently in Manaus.


Cheers

Meena


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From: bounce-120798645-10061...@list.cornell.edu 
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Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 4:02:37 PM
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Subject: [nfc-l] NFCs Week of 9/10 through 9/16

Hello all,

Despite mostly unfavorable winds this past week, I had more calls than any 
other week so far this fall, with a total of 265. For the third week in a row, 
Veery was the most common identifiable call. I detected my first Savannah 
Sparrow, but I still have not heard a Swainson's Thrush this fall. Below are 
the numbers per night, as well as the number per species (estimated minimum 
individuals in parentheses).

9/10 No Data
9/11 152
9/12 49
9/13 2
9/14 26
9/15 29
9/16 7

American Redstart: 33(12)
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4(2)
Cape May Warbler 3(1)
Northern Parula 6(2)
Northern Waterthrush 7(3)
Ovenbird 1(1)
Savannah Sparrow 6(4)
Warbler Sp. 83
Veery 65(21)
Thrush Sp. 5
Bobolink 5(3)
Green Heron 26(9)
Killdeer 15(1)
Spotted Sandpiper 1(1)
Passerine Sp. 7

Jerald
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[nfc-l] Intersting call

2016-09-15 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all,

Today morning I had this interesting call. Can anybody for sure confirm the 
call?  Hope it is not the local police siren []


[cid:0e998ef1-57e5-48cd-a646-5992de83cd2e]



Thanks in advance.

Meena


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From: bounce-120789946-10061...@list.cornell.edu 
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Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:49 AM
To: 'Jerald'; NFC-L
Subject: RE: [nfc-l] Sparrow Call


Hi Jerald and all,

I can see why you would think Field Sparrow. It could be the short variant of 
Field Sparrow since it is only 57 milliseconds in duration. The second band 
(which is uncommon in Field Sparrow) is even shorter and beneath the longer 
band. I believe a second (shorter or fainter band) would normally be above. I 
think it is too short for any other descending, double-banded sparrow flight 
call except Savannah Sparrow. Given that it is short and double-banded, I would 
be more inclined toward Savannah Sparrow

John



Carleton, NS



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[mailto:bounce-120788930-28417...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Jerald
Sent: September-14-16 22:24
To: nfc-l 
Subject: [nfc-l] Sparrow Call



Hello,



Could someone please ID this call for me? I'm thinking it's a Field Sparrow but 
I'm not sure. The spectrogram doesn't look right for Savannah.



Thanks,



Jerald



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Re: [nfc-l] NFCs Week of 9/3 through 9/9

2016-09-11 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi Jerald and all,

I think I fared slightly better than Jerald.  I had a few calls at least each 
day. But no thrushes or thrush-like calls! Here are my totals.


2-Sep 81

3-Sep 197

4-Sep 213

5-Sep 153

6-Sep 150

7-Sep 106

8-Sep 19

9-Sep 5

10-Sep 48

11-Sep 16

A total of 988 calls.


I have not yet dared to classify all the calls but definitely there were lots 
of Ovenbirds, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Savannah Sparrows, Black-throated green 
types, Chestnut-sideds, a few No. Parulas and a few Black-thorated blues. Very 
rarely American Redstart.


Cheers

Meena


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Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 12:03:29 AM
To: NFC-L
Subject: [nfc-l] NFCs Week of 9/3 through 9/9

Hello all,

Despite the winds shifting to the south this week, I had more calls than last 
week, with a total of 236. Below are the numbers per night, as well as the 
numbers per species (estimated individuals in parentheses). Veery was once 
again the most common bird.

9/3 87 calls
9/4 104 calls
9/5 11 calls
9/6 34 calls
9/7 1 call
9/8 0 calls
9/9 0 calls

Green Heron 16 (5)
American Redstart 21 (8)

Black-and-white Warbler 2 (2)

Black-throated Blue warbler 3 (1)

Northern Parula 3 (1)

Northern Waterthrush 3 (2)

Ovenbird 17 (6)

Warbler Sp. 61

Veery 89 (30)

Thrush Sp. 1

Bobolink 11 (8)

Bird Sp. 8

Passerine Sp. 1


I have uploaded several of my clearer unknown warbler calls to ebird, if anyone 
cares to identify them. I believe that one is a Bay-breasted, one is a Parula, 
and I'm not sure on the other two, though the ascending call could be 
Yellow-rumped.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31521300

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31521276

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31521225


Jerald

Delaware

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Re: [nfc-l] more on nightly flight call timing variation

2016-09-06 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi Jeff Wells, Jeff Bouler and John Kearny,

Thank you for sharing your data and publications!

Of course we are scratching the surface while recording. John for example you 
lumped all warblers into one group. But according to small data points I have 
(just started last year in early September and this year in late August) the 
species composition of warblers vary a lot at night.  Then it depends on 
geographical locations. Lewes is very different form Ithaca, New York. Plus so 
many other factors are involved. I have been recording only 1/10 of what Bill 
Evans has been recording at Danby station at 1500 ft 
http://www.oldbird.org/Data/2016/Danby/Danby.htm .  Not exactly, now that I 
looked at the recent data, 1/10 that was on August 30. Today I recorded 150 
calls while Danby station recorded only 473 calls.  So, so much variation is 
there with in a few (5) miles. But it is worth pursuing. I wish we could have a 
transact of several close recorders and  see how they do. We should recruit 
other birders to start recording!


Now that I am excited about it, unfortunately I will be out of town most 
migration peak period [☹]


Cheers

Meena


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From: bounce-120757079-10061...@list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Jeff Buler 

Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 3:12:29 PM
To: Caitlin Coberly; 'Jeff Wells'; NFC-L
Subject: Re: [nfc-l] more on nightly flight call timing variation


Hello all,

One of my students, Kyle Horton, collected acoustic data of migrants in Lewes, 
Delaware and compared it to radar and thermal imaging data of traffic rates. We 
found moderate correlations across nights during the later part of the night 
when calling rates peaked at our site. See the attached article for more 
details.

Best,

Jeff

On 9/6/2016 2:21 PM, Caitlin Coberly wrote:

Be lovely to see that correlated with weather patterns, or across geographic
scales.  Be fun, of course, to correlate with the radar imagery as well.





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[mailto:bounce-120756676-10103...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Jeff Wells
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 10:55 AM
To: nfc-l@cornell.edu
Subject: [nfc-l] more on nightly flight call timing variation

Another undergraduate at the time from Bates College named Mike Watson did
some work for his honors thesis using data from three of my recording units
run simultaneously here in Maine all within a few miles of each other.

Attached is one figure showing the nightly variation over three October
nights.

Jeff Wells


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Re: [nfc-l] Intersting pattern in data recording

2016-09-06 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi Jeff and all,

Thanks for your feed back.  It is getting more interesting!  I just looked at 
the data of Sep 21 2015 when I recorded over thousand calls.  As Jeff mentioned 
it peaked around 2 am.

As for Swainsons Thrushes, I have been recording very few calls or no calls at 
all, when some other people in my locality have been reporting lots of them. 
Just as crow flies a mile down stream from me from Schoellkopf's  stadium 
someone recorded several of them the other night.  So it seems it is very 
interesting.


I will look at my data from last year's sometimes soon.


So what makes them to peak at different times on different days?  Does it 
denote from where and how long they have been making their journey?


BTW, Jeff I still have your bug book. If send me your mailing address I will 
mail it to you.


Cheers

Meena


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From: Jeff Wells 
Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:01 PM
To: Jim Danzenbaker; Jerald
Cc: Caitlin Coberly; Meena Madhav Haribal; NFC-L
Subject: RE: [nfc-l] Intersting pattern in data recording


A few years ago, a then undergraduate at Colby College here in Maine named Andy 
McEvoy used two of my nocturnal flight call datasets in his Senior Honors 
Thesis. The locations were from Deline, Northwest Territories from Fall 2006 
and from Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory, Alberta from Fall 2007.



Attached is an image from Andy’s thesis  showing graphs of how many times in 
each season a particular hour after sunset recorded the peak number of calls. 
It was not the same every night.



Jeff Wells



From: bounce-120756138-12790...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-120756138-12790...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Danzenbaker
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 12:16 PM
To: Jerald
Cc: Caitlin Coberly; Meena Madhav Haribal; NFC-L
Subject: Re: [nfc-l] Intersting pattern in data recording



All,



Out here in southwestern Washington State, I have a steady flow of very vocal 
Swainson's Thrushes flying over every night.  Like others on this list serve, 
I've noted that the number of calls increasing dramatically about an hour or so 
before dawn.  I've often wondered if they are calling this commonly all night 
and are just more easily heard as they descend or whether they call more 
frequently near dawn.



Keeping my eyes and ears skyward.



Jim Danzenbaker

Battle Ground, WA



On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 9:01 AM, Jerald 
mailto:jrebel...@gmail.com>> wrote:

In Delaware, my calls steadily increase throughout the night, peaking about an 
hour and a half before sunrise (4:45-5:00 approximately).



On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 11:45 AM, Caitlin Coberly 
mailto:prai...@dswebnet.com>> wrote:

Recording in central Michigan, my calls were peaking at about 4:00 AM—right by 
the shores of Lake Huron.  My guess is that is when they are flying low and 
looking to land.  I’d have to look at my old data, but I think my inland 
recorders (not near woodlots) did not see the same peak.  Fall and spring were 
very different as well.







From: 
bounce-120754960-10103...@list.cornell.edu<mailto:bounce-120754960-10103...@list.cornell.edu>
 
[mailto:bounce-120754960-10103...@list.cornell.edu<mailto:bounce-120754960-10103...@list.cornell.edu>]
 On Behalf Of Meena Madhav Haribal
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 5:48 AM
To: NFC-L
Subject: [nfc-l] Intersting pattern in data recording



Hi all,

I have been recording in Ithaca NY for last few days. I am finding an 
interesting pattern in number of calls recorded per hour (between 9.00 pm to 
5.30 am). My recordings of the calls peak around 3.00 am in the morning. So I 
am not sure why that pattern. Whether that is the time when they are ready to 
touch down so they fly low in search of good locations or something else is 
happening? I am curious to know how others are finding. If any Ithaca recorders 
are out there have you looked at the pattern? Bill Evans who has been recording 
form Danby area in Ithaca sent me a pattern for one day and that day it peaked 
around 1.00 am and it also at higher elevation of 1500 ft, while I am at at 821 
feet.



Here is the actual data.





[cid:image001.png@01D2083E.184475A0]



Any thoughts are welcome!





Meena Haribal

Ithaca NY 14850

42.429007,-76.47111, 821 ft

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From: 
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mailto:bounce-120754645-10061...@list.cornell.edu>>
 on behalf of John Kearney 

[nfc-l] Intersting pattern in data recording

2016-09-06 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all,

I have been recording in Ithaca NY for last few days. I am finding an 
interesting pattern in number of calls recorded per hour (between 9.00 pm to 
5.30 am). My recordings of the calls peak around 3.00 am in the morning. So I 
am not sure why that pattern. Whether that is the time when they are ready to 
touch down so they fly low in search of good locations or something else is 
happening? I am curious to know how others are finding. If any Ithaca recorders 
are out there have you looked at the pattern? Bill Evans who has been recording 
form Danby area in Ithaca sent me a pattern for one day and that day it peaked 
around 1.00 am and it also at higher elevation of 1500 ft, while I am at at 821 
feet.


Here is the actual data.



[cid:654fdc38-bd64-46fd-98a3-b0a04ac87acd]


Any thoughts are welcome!



Meena Haribal
Ithaca NY 14850
42.429007,-76.47111, 821 ft
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http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/
Ithaca area moths: https://plus.google.com/118047473426099383469/posts
Dragonfly book sample pages: http://www.haribal.org/dragonflies/samplebook.pdf






From: bounce-120754645-10061...@list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of John Kearney 

Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 7:09 AM
To: 'Preston Lust'; NFC-L
Subject: RE: [nfc-l] Interesting Call


Hi Preston and all,

I downloaded the calls you sent. The first one is a "double-up" warbler mostly 
likely one in the genus Oreothlypis (Nashville, Tennessee, and Orange-crowned). 
I would lean toward Tennessee for this one due to the nice bend in the 
spectrogram. When I first looked at the second call, I thought it was a 
Magnolia Warbler due to the spacing between humps, but on closer examination 
its high frequency, number of humps, depth between humps, and somewhat 
descending character fit better with Cape May Warbler.

John



John Kearney

Carleton, Nova Scotia



From: bounce-120753747-28417...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-120753747-28417...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Preston Lust
Sent: September-05-16 20:58
To: nf...@list.cornell.edu
Subject: [nfc-l] Interesting Call



Night of 9/01-02/16; Westport, Connecticut



I recorded an interesting call that night (the night of a small cold front), 
and was wondering if anyone could aid me in its identification. Thank you for 
any input.

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RE: [nfc-l] Night Flight - Etna, NY: 5/27-5/28

2014-05-28 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
I too think the cloud ceiling played an important role in yesterday's migrants. 
 I could see as the cloud cover became heavier, I heard more calls that sounded 
to be coming from the closer birds. Yesterday night was one of my best NFC 
listening nights.

Meena

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[mailto:bounce-116019028-10061...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Christopher T. 
Tessaglia-Hymes
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 11:20 AM
To: NFC-L; Laura Gooch
Subject: Re: [nfc-l] Night Flight - Etna, NY: 5/27-5/28

Laura,

I kind of noticed the same. I'm thinking this may have been a low altitude 
passage of migrants due to the lower cloud ceiling? We had several heavy 
isolated rain storms pass through overnight and we woke to dense upper 
elevation fog and moderate amounts of mist at mid-level elevations this morning.

Can't wait to go over my data with a fine-tooth comb, though...

Take care, all!

Sincerely,
Chris T-H

On May 28, 2014, at 11:01 AM, Laura Gooch 
mailto:lgo...@alum.mit.edu>>
 wrote:


We were a little late turning on the microphone last night (about 22:00 EDT), 
but there was a quite substantial movement of thrushes and warbler/sparrow 
frequency calls going on here on the east side of Cleveland, too. I have not 
had a chance to review the data, but there must have been a broad front of 
activity last night. Interestingly, the radar images don't show all that much 
movement here.

Laura Gooch
Cleveland Heights, OH

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:44 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes 
mailto:c...@cornell.edu>> wrote:

Early this morning, I did a very cursory review of all audio data from the 
overnight recording, by hand browsing through spectrograms using Raven Pro. 
Last night, birds started vocalizing around 9:10pm. Once again, predominant 
species was Swainson's Thrush with second most predominant species being 
Gray-cheeked Thrush.

There were significantly more warblers and other high frequency calls overnight 
last night compared to the night before.

Here are the highlights/notables:

8 Black-billed Cuckoos (including one cooing sequence)
3 Yellow-billed Cuckoos
2 Alder Flycatchers
45+ Gray-cheeked thrushes
200+ Swainson's Thrushes
2 Veeries
2 High-frequency sparrow-type calls, containing modulation

Good night listening!

Sincerely,
Chris T-H


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Re: [nfc-l] Night flight call (unknown)

2009-09-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
A possibility that it was a tern. but did not sound like Caspian Tern may
be other terns. The call was not as raspy as Caspians, but who know they
may have something different too. I will also check out Willet as
suggested by Bill later in the evening sometimes.

Meena.



> Meena,Could it have been a Caspian Tern?  I heard several adults giving
> repetitive calls over my house last night, and I live about a mile from
> you
> (in Ithaca).
> Tom
>
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 6:40 AM, Meena Haribal  wrote:
>
>>  Hi all,
>> Today morning I heard a  call at 5.55 am, it was something like "Kyawan
>> Kyawan Kyarrr" three note call repeated three times with gaps of a
>> second or
>> more.  The first two notes were very insistent as if trying to make some
>> statements. The bird seemed fairly low, could hear from bed room window.
>> If
>> any body has any idea as to what it could be could be I would love to
>> hear.
>> I feel it was some kind of heron family bird, but may be wrong.
>>
>> Yesterday morning I had my recorder in pause mode, ready to record if I
>> heard anything interesting but heard very few distant calls of
>> Swainson's
>> thrushes (spring peepers) and a few zips (between 4.45 am to 5.30 am).
>> Today  I think may it was a bit early  time for birds to come down.
>>
>> But today the calls were louder and between 5.30 to 6.-00 am, I heard
>> many
>> calls, including the above mentioned call. Some of them were Swainson's
>> Thrushes and some may have been Rose -breasted Grosbeaks and many
>> unfamiliar
>> call notes.  Unfortunately, my recorder was not next to me at my window.
>> So
>> I just listened today.
>>
>> I am glad my bedroom window is open and can hear birds without even
>> getting
>> out!
>>
>> Cheers
>> Meena
>>
>>
>>  Meena Haribal
>> Ithaca NY 14850
>> webpage:
>>
>>
>> http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/
>>
>>
>> http://www.geocities.com/asiootusloe/http://www.geocities.com/asiootusloe/mothsofithaca.html
>> http://haribal.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/wildwest+trip+August+2007+.pdf
>> Current Loc: 42o 25' 44.48" N, 76o 28' 16.90" W Elev 816 ft or 248.7 m
>> Formerly: 19o 0' 41,65" N, 72o 51' 13.02" E Elev 33 ft or 10m
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