A trip in mid-November interrupted my recording habit, and it took a while to get back into it. Things seem to be pretty quiet most nights, and I decided to collapse a few of the highlights from the few nights in November I recorded but did not yet post.
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=http://weblog-media.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/20081110_chickadee_nuthatch.mp3] A Chestnut-backed Chickadee and Red-breasted Nuthatch trade calls. This was one of the last times I heard a nuthatch around the house, though I have heard them elsewhere in town, since. Recorded the morning of 11 November.
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=http://weblog-media.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/20081128_bald_eagles.mp3] After my return, the Bald Eagles seemed to be the first birds to greet the day. Some mornings they are perched in the trees right behind the house. Recorded morning of 29 November.
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=http://weblog-media.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/20081129_mamu_0328.mp3] The night of the 29-30 November, was a busy one for Marbled Murrelets. There are two clips on this recording, the first one sounds like the bird was quite close, and if I’m interpreting the sound correctly, there’s the smear of an echo with it. The second was from 10 or 15 seconds later, more distant. Perhaps the same bird on a return flight? Recorded at 03:28 am.
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=http://weblog-media.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/20081129_chestnut-backed_chickadee.mp3] Chestnut-backed Chickadees are reputed to be cheerful even in foul weather. This one didn’t seemed to have its spirits dampened by the chilly November rain.
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=http://weblog-media.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/20081129_raven_calls.mp3] Ravens make a wide variety of different calls. On this recording there are three different clips with 4 different types of calls in the foreground (and another in the far background). Perhaps some day I’ll come up with descriptive names for the different ones I record. Recorded morning of 30 November.
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=http://weblog-media.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/20081130_raven_calls.mp3] More Raven calls, these from the morning of 1 December. This clip features what I might call the frog croak call as well as the more typical caw.