---- Hi Greg I'd love to get a recording. Also what time of evening were you there???
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Gregory Askew <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On a whim I stopped at Mt. Philo State Park on my way home from Burlington
> tonight. Playing a recording from my car while my headlights flooded the
> woodland edge at the base of the mountain, I had one saw-whet giving a
> plaintive reply. This single bird kept on calling long enough for me to move
> quite a bit closer and actually record it with my cell phone. When I
> replayed its voice a few times over I was treated with a glimpse of the bird
> itself as he flew out from the woods, into the light from the car, and then
> veered off when he caught sight of me.
> All told, I believe there were three saw-whets in the vicinity. I distinctly
> heard another bird tooting just a bit south of the one I located, and a bit
> north, during the call and response session, I heard a high-pitched shriek
> that struck me as a small owl.
> A wonderful Vermont first...I would have stayed were it not for the
> teenagers who came tearing into the parking lot!
> I'd be happy to forward copies of the recordings I got (an AMR file...works
> on Real Player), if you are interested. Just send me an email.