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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

Yosemite Unknown Bird(s)

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I was doing some bird recordings around 7 AM around the Merced River in Yosemite, when I found these guys in some of my sound clips. I was thinking that number 1 sounded like a Pacific-Slope Flycatcher; Number two a Varied Thrush? Maybe? I am not too familiar with the birds of this region. Any help in ID'ing is greatly appreciated, thanks!


UNK 1 Yosemite.m4a

UNK 2 Yosemite.m4a

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The first one sounds like a House Finch to me, the second one like a Steller's Jay. Varied Thrushes approach the tone, but they're longer and a bit haunting.

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Update: I’ve confirmed the first call as a Hutton’s Vireo, a bird I rarely see. The second call could easily be a Steller’s Jay but before I call it as such, I’m going to wait and see if there are any other  bird suggestions just so that I can compare other possible candidates. I just want to make sure I’m very solid about the ID because this is going on eBird, and I want to be very sure that I list this call as the right species. But, psweet, I think you are probably right about the STJA ID. Thanks!

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