RE: [nfc-l] Recent activity in southwestern PA and a few questions

2016-05-10 Thread John Kearney
Hi All,

To enhance this listserv as a learning medium, I think it is important to try 
to find a consensus on identification questions. After looking at more low 
frequency flight calls (including those on Paul Driver’s blog), I also agree 
that Orchard Oriole is the best choice.

John

 

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I agree with Geoff that this is Orchard Oriole.

 

Paul Driver

Elkins Park, PA

 

 

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From: Geoff Malosh < <mailto:pomar...@earthlink.net> pomar...@earthlink.net>
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Sent: Thu, May 5, 2016 10:28 pm
Subject: [nfc-l] Recent activity in southwestern PA and a few questions

Hi everyone,

 

Lots of recent activity here in western Pennsylvania, including a few calls 
that I wouldn’t mind second opinions on.

 

 

First is the attached call labeled “Unknown1” which sounds to my ear quite like 
the “yeehr” of an Orchard Oriole, but this species (according to the Evans and 
O’Brien CD) is not known to call on nocturnal migration. Is there something 
else this call could be? I will say this isn’t the only time I’ve heard this 
type of call over my yard but this is by far the best recording I’ve gotten of 
a call of this type. (May 2 at 12:31am)

 

Second (Unknown2) is another low-frequency call like the possible Least Bittern 
I posted last week. This one sounds like a Black-crowned Night-Heron to me … 
any other ideas? (May 2 at 1:43am)

 

Lastly is the call I listed as Cedar Waxwing on this eBird checklist:  
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29290856> 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29290856. This would be the first 
nocturnal Cedar Waxwing call I’ve had here, and was wondering if this really is 
definitive or if there are any other possibilities for this call. It seems 
pretty spot on for waxwing and apparently they are known to call at night 
occasionally, but I always like to be cautious with “presumed” birds like these.

 

 

 

Of general interest, the biggest night of the year here so far was May 1-2, 
which was interrupted by a thunderstorm that came along around 3:45am. Here is 
the post-midnight checklist with several clips:  
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29412937> 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29412937. Both of the attached 
Unknowns were made on this same night, by the way.

 

On May 3 I was surprised to hear a Greater Yellowlegs song on the recordings: 
see  <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29429788> 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29429788. 

 

 

As always if there are any errors in any of these checklists please let me 
know. 

 

 

 

Good listening!

 

Geoff Malosh

Pittsburgh, PA

 

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Re: [nfc-l] Recent activity in southwestern PA and a few questions

2016-05-09 Thread pjdeye

I agree with Geoff that this is Orchard Oriole.
 
Paul Driver
Elkins Park, PA
 
 
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From: Geoff Malosh 
To: NFC-L 
Sent: Thu, May 5, 2016 10:28 pm
Subject: [nfc-l] Recent activity in southwestern PA and a few questions



Hi everyone,
 
Lots of recent activity here in western Pennsylvania, including a few calls 
that I wouldn’t mind second opinions on.
 
 
First is the attached call labeled “Unknown1” which sounds to my ear quite like 
the “yeehr” of an Orchard Oriole, but this species (according to the Evans and 
O’Brien CD) is not known to call on nocturnal migration. Is there something 
else this call could be? I will say this isn’t the only time I’ve heard this 
type of call over my yard but this is by far the best recording I’ve gotten of 
a call of this type. (May 2 at 12:31am)
 
Second (Unknown2) is another low-frequency call like the possible Least Bittern 
I posted last week. This one sounds like a Black-crowned Night-Heron to me … 
any other ideas? (May 2 at 1:43am)
 
Lastly is the call I listed as Cedar Waxwing on this eBird checklist: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29290856. This would be the first 
nocturnal Cedar Waxwing call I’ve had here, and was wondering if this really is 
definitive or if there are any other possibilities for this call. It seems 
pretty spot on for waxwing and apparently they are known to call at night 
occasionally, but I always like to be cautious with “presumed” birds like these.
 
 
 
Of general interest, the biggest night of the year here so far was May 1-2, 
which was interrupted by a thunderstorm that came along around 3:45am. Here is 
the post-midnight checklist with several clips: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29412937. Both of the attached 
Unknowns were made on this same night, by the way.
 
On May 3 I was surprised to hear a Greater Yellowlegs song on the recordings: 
see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29429788. 
 
 
As always if there are any errors in any of these checklists please let me 
know. 
 
 
 
Good listening!
 
Geoff Malosh
Pittsburgh, PA
 
www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/ 
 

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Re: [nfc-l] Recent activity in southwestern PA and a few questions

2016-05-07 Thread Benjamin Van Doren
Hi Geoff and Ken,

I'll echo Ken's thanks for posting. Unknown1 is interesting -- the
Baltimore Oriole recordings I've heard (from the Flight Call Guide) are all
rising, somewhat explosively. Your recording, on the other hand, is meekly
descending. I wonder if Rose-breasted Grosbeak might be a better option?

Best,
Benjamin


On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 1:25 AM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg 
wrote:

> Hi Geoff,
>
> Just my thoughts on your unknown….
>
> Unknown1 definitely sounds like and oriole, but I couldn’t say that a
> Baltimore wouldn’t sound like that. Your unknown 2 sounds good for American
> Bittern to me.
>
> thanks for posting your lists and unknowns as a way to get more of us out
> there listening
>
> KEN
>
>
> Kenneth V. Rosenberg
> Conservation Science Program
> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
> Office: 607-254-2412
> cell: 607-342-4594
> k...@cornell.edu
>
> On May 5, 2016, at 10:27 PM, Geoff Malosh  wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> Lots of recent activity here in western Pennsylvania, including a few
> calls that I wouldn’t mind second opinions on.
>
>
> First is the attached call labeled “Unknown1” which sounds to my ear quite
> like the “yeehr” of an Orchard Oriole, but this species (according to the
> Evans and O’Brien CD) is not known to call on nocturnal migration. Is there
> something else this call could be? I will say this isn’t the only time I’ve
> heard this type of call over my yard but this is by far the best recording
> I’ve gotten of a call of this type. (May 2 at 12:31am)
>
> Second (Unknown2) is another low-frequency call like the possible Least
> Bittern I posted last week. This one sounds like a Black-crowned
> Night-Heron to me … any other ideas? (May 2 at 1:43am)
>
> Lastly is the call I listed as Cedar Waxwing on this eBird checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29290856. This would be the
> first nocturnal Cedar Waxwing call I’ve had here, and was wondering if this
> really is definitive or if there are any other possibilities for this call.
> It seems pretty spot on for waxwing and apparently they are known to call
> at night occasionally, but I always like to be cautious with “presumed”
> birds like these.
>
>
>
> Of general interest, the biggest night of the year here so far was May
> 1-2, which was interrupted by a thunderstorm that came along around 3:45am.
> Here is the post-midnight checklist with several clips:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29412937. Both of the
> attached Unknowns were made on this same night, by the way.
>
> On May 3 I was surprised to hear a Greater Yellowlegs song on the
> recordings: see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29429788.
>
>
> As always if there are any errors in any of these checklists please let me
> know.
>
>
>
> Good listening!
>
> Geoff Malosh
> Pittsburgh, PA
>
> www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/
>
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Re: [nfc-l] Recent activity in southwestern PA and a few questions

2016-05-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi Geoff,

Just my thoughts on your unknown….

Unknown1 definitely sounds like and oriole, but I couldn’t say that a Baltimore 
wouldn’t sound like that. Your unknown 2 sounds good for American Bittern to me.

thanks for posting your lists and unknowns as a way to get more of us out there 
listening

KEN


Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Conservation Science Program
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Office: 607-254-2412
cell: 607-342-4594
k...@cornell.edu

On May 5, 2016, at 10:27 PM, Geoff Malosh 
> wrote:

Hi everyone,

Lots of recent activity here in western Pennsylvania, including a few calls 
that I wouldn’t mind second opinions on.


First is the attached call labeled “Unknown1” which sounds to my ear quite like 
the “yeehr” of an Orchard Oriole, but this species (according to the Evans and 
O’Brien CD) is not known to call on nocturnal migration. Is there something 
else this call could be? I will say this isn’t the only time I’ve heard this 
type of call over my yard but this is by far the best recording I’ve gotten of 
a call of this type. (May 2 at 12:31am)

Second (Unknown2) is another low-frequency call like the possible Least Bittern 
I posted last week. This one sounds like a Black-crowned Night-Heron to me … 
any other ideas? (May 2 at 1:43am)

Lastly is the call I listed as Cedar Waxwing on this eBird checklist: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29290856. This would be the first 
nocturnal Cedar Waxwing call I’ve had here, and was wondering if this really is 
definitive or if there are any other possibilities for this call. It seems 
pretty spot on for waxwing and apparently they are known to call at night 
occasionally, but I always like to be cautious with “presumed” birds like these.



Of general interest, the biggest night of the year here so far was May 1-2, 
which was interrupted by a thunderstorm that came along around 3:45am. Here is 
the post-midnight checklist with several clips: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29412937. Both of the attached 
Unknowns were made on this same night, by the way.

On May 3 I was surprised to hear a Greater Yellowlegs song on the recordings: 
see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29429788.


As always if there are any errors in any of these checklists please let me know.



Good listening!

Geoff Malosh
Pittsburgh, PA

www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/

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