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Everything posted by chipperatl

  1. I have SpectrumView on my phone. It has a spectrogram built in, and GPS. I have it paired with a Edutige EIM-001 mic plugged in to the headphone dongle.
  2. Spotted Redshank Code 4 in Michigan Rarest one I’ve found is this County First Summer Tanager in my yard
  3. Red tail gives it away as a Red-tailed Hawk.
  4. I posted to Xeno-Canto also, and had a reply back for Fox Sparrow. I couldn't find anything close when I was looking at Fox Sparrow, but I think that makes sense.
  5. Bird called from large field, or right on edge of the woods to that large field. The two different calls were actually spaced out about 15 seconds. Never saw the bird, and it only called about a 1/2 dozen times in total. I did try to boost the song, and cut out some of the highway/background noise. Seemed off to me for a Song Sparrow. I'm sure it is something I should have remembered from prior years. 2020-04-23 16-40-50_01.wav
  6. #147 - Bonaparte’s Gull flyover yesterday.
  7. Had a Common Loon calling a few morning ago. Likely flying out of nearby lake. 146 now.
  8. 145, with latest being Cackling Geese. I have the only sighting of a Summer Tanager in the county. Prior to all the lockdowns I had decided to do a Big Year for the yard anyway. My high was 117 from last year. I’m at 58 so far this year and am 3 for 3 this year on Big Day highs, by month.
  9. I use this mic with my phone, and fuzzy windscreen over the mic. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XC6KHS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  10. I removed all the crickets and frogs. When I boosted the calls it distorted them too much though. I think it is good for Long-eared. 213695081_01.LEOWwav.wav
  11. I’ve used the flank coloring to distinguish cismontanus and the lone Oregon I’ve seen. I’ve had a male and female cismontanus showing up this winter. The male has dark grey mixed with some brown/rufous in the flanks. The female mostly grey and some brown flanks, but obvious slate hood compared to the males black hood. Oregon had entirely brown/rufous flanks. To add to the confusion between the two, someone on iNat thinks the male may actually be an Oregon.
  12. Pretty sure this guy has rabies. Lethargic, walking in circles, weird leg movements, took all day Sunday just to move 100 feet. Sitting down in the valley still this morning with very little movement.
  13. My Cackling versus Canada My favorite as it looks like he has bodyguards
  14. Number of species has been relatively normal. Junco numbers are down severally. No doubt due to lack of snow so far this winter in the state. No Pine Siskin this year, and Carolina Wren has not shown up.
  15. Is there a listserve for your state or area? You could ask on there also, or search the archives. http://birding.aba.org
  16. Trumpeter Swans calling due to the nearby fireworks just after midnight.
  17. SSHA is my vote. Head looks round and small, and the white tipped tail isn’t something to reliably use. I have had an adult SSHA hanging around with a broad white tipped tail.
  18. I think this first bird is a good candidate for juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull. Profile seems less HERG, and it looks a little bit smaller than the nearby HERGs, along with what looks like darker back. I tagged this as Domestic x CANG hybrid instead of leucistic. I thought the rounder, larger head along with the orange legs and chunkier body leaned more towards some domestic goose background.
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