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Checklist S46144751

 
Location
Monhegan Island, Lincoln County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue May 29, 2018 8:36 PM 🌙 Nocturnal
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
5
Duration:
25 minute(s)
Observers:
Holly Merker , Mark S. Garland List
Comments:
Stationary, and standing on the side of Monhegan House while recording. Only Richard, Holly, and Judith, from this group stayed through the duration. Mark Garland was there for the first half of the time. Gabriel from NYC was with us on the back end
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
5 species total
1
Common Nighthawk
2
Sora

One typical Sora call heard late in the evening from the same wetland the atypical Sora call was heard - the typical call overlapped the atypical call, but only a handful of times, and very late (11:30pm). Strange sounding Sora (audio file embedded) that was not seen,. Rapid call, and persistent until at least 11:30pm, with no pause.... Listening to this with Richard Crossley and Gabriel Willow . We all felt this was an unusual version of Sora, but could not be 100% sure, but after further investigation, with assistance from many highly experienced birders, we concluded this is a Sora (this similar recording was sourced by Luke Seitz from Macaulay: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/103220841#_ga=2.80280535.1577576288.1528925787-638800842.1525457795) . Note American Woodcock in the background, and "June Beetle" buzzing by microphone.

ML103667511

© Holly Merker

Average Quality

Strange sounding "probable" Sora (audio file embedded) that was not seen,. Rapid call, and persistent ( until at least 11:30pm), with no pause.... Listening to this with Richard Crossley and Gabriel from NYC. We all felt this was an unusual version of Sora, but could not be 100% sure. Note American Woodcock in the background, and "June Beetle" buzzing by microphone.

Behaviors:
call
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
iPhone 7
2
American Woodcock
1
Veery
1
Gray-cheeked Thrush

Singing a downward ethereal Thrush song much like a veery

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes