Re: [CALBIRDS] mystery bird
- Thanks so much for all the responses! I learned a lot. The overwhelming
response is that my mystery bird is a Red-brested Nuthatch. Listening to
the recordings on the Net I would have to agree. My "Local Birds" folding
guide does not list this nuthatch. I saw a picture of it in my copy of The
Sibley Guide. I'll be looking for it out there in the wild.
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and I'm still here. I've
heard a lot of these bird calls all my life and have wondered who they are.
I learned the obvious ones, but lately I've gotten into the more esoteric.
The Red-breasted Nuthatch falls into that category for me.
I hope I'm within the bounds of this list for posting an occasional
"mystery bird" for identification by you experts. It certainly spurs my
enthusiasm for this new hobby of mine. I'm blown away that I can capture a
bird call on my digital recorder and upload it to the Internet where a
group of experts is willing to tell me who that is sitting in my tree. The
wonders of technology!
At 01:01 PM 5/20/2003, Jamie Chavez wrote:
>I believe your bird is the Red-breasted Nuthatch. Here is a link to recorded
>bird calls. When the page opens, look for Sittidae (Nuthatches) and click on
>the link "Better Example from Mingus Mt. AZ".
>Jamie M. Chavez
>Santa Maria, CA USA
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Keith Kaste" <kkaste@...>
>Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 10:51 AM
>Subject: [CALBIRDS] mystery bird
> > Hi all,
> > I'm new to this list and new to birding. I live in the San Francisco area.
> > I am quite interested in bird calls. Does anyone know of a website where
> > you can get help identifying bird calls? Specifically, here's a link to a
> > WAV file of a mystery bird:
> > http://www.digitalnature.net/birds/mystery_bird1.wav . It's the squawk
> > squawk squawk sound at the beginning and the end of the file, not the
> > (louder) chirp chirp sound.
> > Thanks in advance for any help,
> > Keith Kaste
> > El Cerrito
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