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

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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.




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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!

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