Jerry Friedman

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  1. Welcome to Whatbird! Those are great shots of a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
  2. Thank you, NJ Birder and AdrianB! So the loud call in 1 was a cardinal? In my youth the ones around Cleveland said "whit, whit, whit tew tew tew tew tew," and they didn't go on that long, but I gather there's a lot of variation. I thought 3 might be a Red-bellied (or Red-headed) Woodpecker. I guess I didn't listen to enough calls at xeno-canto, because it sounds a lot like this. It's good to know about the Stephenson/Whittle Type B1 song! I'm not sure I was ever out of earshot of a Yellow Warbler in either of those places.
  3. Since everyone's been waiting in suspense , the last one was identified at xeno-canto as Northern Parula.
  4. Three from Cleveland Lakeview Nature Preserve (deciduous forest and marsh), May 16. Just to make sure, do you hear a Wood Thrush and a Tufted Titmouse? Anything else of interest? https://clyp.it/rll0mcl5 The dee dee deedeedeedee doe that sounds like a cross between a sparrow and a frog at about 3, 14.5, and 25.5 sec. Is that just a weird Song Sparrow? https://clyp.it/g4ghpnyb The one that sounds like flipping your tongue back and forth between your lips. Is that even a bird? https://clyp.it/3sm05mwl One from a shade tree near Shaker Lakes, May 15. I've already uploaded the video on this one, but no one responded. I've cropped this and I'm hoping it's more convenient. I'm interested in the rising buzz at about 3 and 9 sec. Black-throated Green by any chance? https://clyp.it/pqkoqeoj
  5. I'm visiting my mother in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, and I can't get Audacity to work on videos her computer. So these are videos I recorded just to have the sounds. all are from Shaker Lakes, Shaker Heights, Ohio. If you're willing to put up with this inconvenient method, what do you hear?
  6. (He pronounces it "zed". When naming letters, not when saying words that have a z in the them.) Anyway, I was pretty sure of how to pronounce the Z and the l in "Zale". I was wondering about the vowels. Since that's also the Latin name of the genus, it might be two syllables, maybe ZAY-lee--compare "anemone", "posse", "finale", "Nike", "apostrophe". (Maybe I should have just said "as in synecdoche" ) Thanks for answering that question.
  7. Welcome to Whatbird! I agree with Black-headed Grosbeak. I think the yellow throat is a plumage abnormality.
  8. Welcome to Whatbird! Maybe a European Starling.
  9. Thank you, Short-eared Owl and S.C.
  10. It is a Yellow-rump, Myrtle subspecies.
  11. Thanks! There were cowbirds there too, so that makes sense. And I'm glad to know I didn't lie to eBird about the bunting.
  12. Today, Española, mixed habitat with lots of water. I'm interested in the high rapid-fire notes. Great-tailed Grackle? There are certainly plenty around. https://clyp.it/2vnplid3 May 4, Española, good-sized trees fairly close to water. Is this a Lazuli Bunting? https://clyp.it/12lxnw4t
  13. This has strong effects in northern New Mexico. Rio Arriba County (where I live) is a little bigger than Connecticut, so birds from 70 miles away or a mile higher in elevation may not be listed as rarities in my town. Los Alamos County is much smaller, and birds that are common in small parts of it may be listed as rarities, as the people or software in charge gradually catch up with the great increase in birding there and because frequent sightings just outside the borders of the county don't count. Which of the sightings in the centers of these maps would you guess was an eBird rarity? Black-capped Chickadee Red-necked Phalarope
  14. Hm. There are Pink-backed Pelicans around Port Harcourt, according to the IUCN map.