[Tweeters] Help with call ID? (West Seattle)

Tucker, Trileigh TRI at seattleu.edu
Tue Jul 16 10:41:01 PDT 2019


Hi again Tweets,

Still no ID on the mystery West Seattle caller in spite of the efforts of Tweeters, Western Washington Birders on Facebook, and several Master Birders. I’ve had suggestions of F/juv Black-headed Grosbeak, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and Cooper’s Hawk. I listened to a number of Macaulay and Xeno-Canto recordings for these and have not found any two-note calls that sound quite like this one. After finding a roughly similar juv Coop call on Macaulay, I ran it and my recording by Ed Deal, who responded: "The pitch and single note sounds like a juvie Coop food begging, but the call is too short and I've never heard a paired note like that out of a Coop. Sorry, No help.” (Shared with Ed’s permission.)

I sleuthed around my neighborhood a bit more trying to get a glimpse. Although I wasn't able to see the bird, I did get a closer recording, at my Flickr link here<https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/48300234591/in/dateposted-public/> (call at 4 sec and 11 sec). After walking around more, I believe the bird was not in the tree shown, but in a little clump of dense conifers just to the left of it. This is not in but just above a wooded ravine with small perennial stream. I’ll keep looking...more ideas most welcome!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/48300234591/in/dateposted-public/

Thanks as always,
Trileigh

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Trileigh Tucker, PhD
Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies, Seattle University
Pelly Valley, West Seattle
Natural Presence Arts website<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnaturalpresencearts.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7CTRI%40seattleu.edu%7Ce6e3e75b0bcf42076ad308d6808a64b8%7Cbc10e052b01c48499967ee7ec74fc9d8%7C0%7C0%7C636837729234286540&sdata=pMqBKSqs7m5yHg63runf4SsMgZFdza%2FNVZRg6sCOIaw%3D&reserved=0>



From: Trileigh Tucker <tri at seattleu.edu<mailto:tri at seattleu.edu>>
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 4:02 PM
To: "tweeters at u.washington.edu<mailto:tweeters at u.washington.edu>" <tweeters at u.washington.edu<mailto:tweeters at u.washington.edu>>
Subject: Help with call ID? (West Seattle)

Hi Tweets,

I’ve been hearing this double-note call regularly in a wooded area for several months and have finally gotten an uploadable audio. The call is always two notes, same pitch, same intensity, same duration. I figure it must be some “regular” bird since I’m hearing it so commonly, rather than some dramatically exotic visitor, and am planning to be duly embarrassed when someone tells me what it is. But I’d sure like to know!

The call is at the Second 1 and Second 7 (not the Song Sparrow in the middle).

https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/48244763632/in/dateposted-public/

Thanks much, as always,
Trileigh

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Trileigh Tucker, PhD
Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies, Seattle University
Pelly Valley, West Seattle
Natural Presence Arts website<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnaturalpresencearts.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7CTRI%40seattleu.edu%7Ce6e3e75b0bcf42076ad308d6808a64b8%7Cbc10e052b01c48499967ee7ec74fc9d8%7C0%7C0%7C636837729234286540&sdata=pMqBKSqs7m5yHg63runf4SsMgZFdza%2FNVZRg6sCOIaw%3D&reserved=0>

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