[birdky] Re: help identifying by song

Opps.  On the e-Field Guide, I should have mentioned Thayer's

 

Mark Bennett

270.726.2436

 

 

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From: birdky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:birdky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Bennett, Mark
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 9:56 AM
To: hshankla@xxxxxxxxx; birdky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [birdky] Re: help identifying by song

 

Birding by Ear is really good for the anyone learning songs of common
birds, especially passerines and other land birds.

 

Another tool is the software bird guide, e-Field Guide.  That Software
has multiple images of birds, some good others not so good and a
song/sound for each species that can be played or "looped" for repeat
help without clicking.  There is something about being able to see an
image of the bird as you here its sound that helps me associate it a
little better.  This guide for example helped me to at least appreciate
that the shorebirds "calls" can be useful in identification.  I have not
mastered that, but this spring if the water comes, who knows.

 

I meant to reply to this post earlier.  I regret my tardiness.

 

Mark Bennett

270.726.2436

 

 

"We are all, by any practical defintion of the words, foolproof and
incapable of error."   HAL

"No ... computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information".  HAL

"It can only be attributed to human error."  HAL

"This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeorpardize it."
HAL

 

From: birdky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:birdky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of s hankla
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 9:47 AM
To: birdky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [birdky] Re: help identifying by song

 

I agree that it's a carolina wren.  Someone also described the song as
"cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger."  

I recommend "Birding by Ear" by Walton and Lawson.  It groups similar
sounding bird songs and then compares and contrasts them.  

Scott

--- On Thu, 2/19/09, Marsh, Scott <SMarsh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: Marsh, Scott <SMarsh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [birdky] Re: help identifying by song
To: racehoss00@xxxxxxxxx, birdky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009, 8:42 AM

Sounds like a Carolina Wren to me. This would be the more likely bird to
be repeated singing at this time also. 

Scott

lexington

 

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On Behalf Of Nicole McClure
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:36 AM
To: birdky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [birdky] help identifying by song

 

Hello everyone,

 

I am extremely new to the whole idea of birding and identifying birds
visually, so identifying by song is even more of a challenge for me. I
have heard a bird several times in the last week and it's driving me
nuts trying to identify it. To newbie me, it sounds like he is singing,
"hangover hangover hangover QUIT." Nine times out of 10 he does 3
"hangovers", sometimes only 2, sometimes 4...and it's always the three
syllables. The end "quit" part is pretty shrill, and I believe it sounds
like it ascends.

 

Again, I apologize for not being better at describing, but I thought I
would take a shot at asking you. 

 

Thanks! 

 

Nicole McClure

Lexington, KY

 

 

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