I've found having my phone along when birding invaluable for recording, as
suggested here, as well as for the occasional desire to refer to my Sibley
or iBird app. I used my phone just the other day to make a recording of a
new and unfamiliar song in our yard, and was later able to use that to
verify the species (Ruby-crowned Kinglet). I have a pretty fallible
long-term auditory memory, so this was incredibly helpful, plus I was able
to then double-check with more knowledgeable birders by posting the video
in a Facebook group.
On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 3:16 PM Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Great idea - but we usually walk without cell phones, so we can immerse
> ourselves in the experience of being outdoors and in nature. Maybe next
> time, though, I’ll carry one.
> > On May 9, 2019, at 3:13 PM, Stephen Antell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I’m afraid I can’t solve your mystery but wonder if you tried to make a
> recording. I was able to do that with my iPhone a couple days ago and was
> successful figuring out a mystery bird when I got home.
> > Steve Antell
> > Please excuse any typos as this message is being sent via my iPhone
> >> On May 9, 2019, at 1:42 PM, Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> This morning at Mobbs Farm in Jericho, in a wooded area, we heard a
> repeated call/song that sounded like a muted gurgly warble followed
> immediately by a short whinny (shorter and higher-pitched than a Sora’s
> whinny but somewhat similar). I’m stumped. Does anyone have any suggestions?
> >> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
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