Jump to content
Whatbird Community
Kittipaws

Need help with bird call in the marsh. So.WI

Recommended Posts

I heard two of these birds today calling to each other. The distance between them was probably 1000 feet or more in a line of trees in the marsh. It was too far for me to see anything. 

The video is one of the calls, kind of hard to hear.  The call starts when the video pans right, almost loon sounding.

IMG_0632

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a Wilson's Snipe making a winnowing display. They do this super high in the air sometimes so that's probably why you couldn't see them flying around!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonderful! I have never seen or heard this bird before. Well I still haven't seen it :) .  

Can you tell me why I might be hearing two of these birds winnowing if it's still early for courtship? Unless it's not? Do the males and females both do the winnowing? 

I believe I'm in the "non breeding" area for this bird but probably not that far out. Thanks so much!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...