[Tweeters] Mystery bird call, San Juan Island, 8/31/2020
stevechampton at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 15:46:57 PDT 2021
Probably Type 4 Red Crossbill, an alternative call to the typical kip-kip
flight call. Compare with https://www.xeno-canto.org/159474. The list of
medium-sized songbirds to perch on top of a tree in the PNW is pretty small
-- robin, crossbill, Purple Finch, ... not many others.
On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 12:54 PM Tucker, Trileigh <TRI at seattleu.edu> wrote:
> Hello Tweets,
> A friend of mine made this recording last summer on the east side of San
> Juan Island and hasn’t been able to identify it. It’s not a call I’m
> familiar with either. She says it was calling from the top of a tree and
> estimated it was about robin-sized (backlit so only silhouetted), and
> hasn’t heard it since, even though she lives part-time on SJI.
> Here’s the link – any thoughts?
> Good birding,
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