[Tweeters] West Queen Anne Merlin
jnine28 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 12:07:06 PDT 2022
On Saturday I was getting my house ready for family when I heard a repeated scream from above that I didn’t recognize. I didn’t have binoculars for ID but saw larger lighter-colored bird gliding above, M-shaped wings. I had enough time to whip out the Merlin Sound ID to catch this audio file. I’ve been sitting on this since I’ve been busy, but It seems to match the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Song and one audio file from an app. I got a couple of bursts recorded, unfortunately the long one has a leaf blower in the background (grumble grumble) so I apologize for the poor quality. Does this seem correct?
Location is North Beach neighborhood just east of Golden Gardens. It continued its screams as it glided towards GG.
Keep on birdin,
North Beach, Seattle
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Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:11:26 AM
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Subject: [Tweeters] West Queen Anne Merlin
I was surprised to see and hear a Merlin calling loudly and flying overhead around 10 am this morning. Sighting was near the intersection of W. Smith St. and W McGraw, about a block north of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The bird flew out of the top of a tall conifer and directly overhead, calling the whole time.
Merlin sightings at the cemetery are not unusual in winter to my experience but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one around here in summer.
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