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Bird lovers, help me identify this chirp please

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Sam Posten, May 3, 2014.

  1. Sam Posten

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    Sorry for the bad quality, stupid airplane got the most bandwidth. Starts at 5 seconds in, the rising chirp.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DpHChAIczwAny and all help appreciated
     
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    I hear at 2secs. Its not a bird I heard around my area. Have you tried looking for it and using camera on zoom to take a picture?

    I started to think and tried Google search. Bird sound database USA. With so many thousands least I can do is help with link that as some bird species sounds. At least its something to start with?

    http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=1059

    Also it would help more as to what state and county you live in as some birds might stick to certain locations. Oh I see you in "Navesink" New Jersey. Well that would narrow done how many birds would come to the area during certain time in year as others fly off for hibernation or what have you, and others stick around.

    Just loop the sound of the bird you heard in your head and play with link to see if you can't find a match to the calling sound of the bird you heard?

    I have played most of the bird chirps on the link and in one of the recoded sounds I hear part of sound that I can hear in the video, so not sure if its "Common Yellowthroat (wichity-wichity-wichity)"?

    Found another link but not found a +90% probability. Guess have to keep on bird watching and listening?

    http://www.xeno-canto.org/

    I wonder if there's a database were you can had the recoded sound and the database find the bird frequency and lists the species.

    Lots of links and frequency graph charts showing their range.

    http://avocet.zoology.msu.edu/recordings/2757

    You could watch and listen to this video for 2 hours and pretend your outside relaxing.

     
  3. Sam Posten

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    Thanks Andy, I have been meaning to make a better recording and WILL do so this weekend.

    It's in Aberdeen MD, I have never heard anything like it in NJ.
     
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    The sound I am looking for is the rising ching ching ching ching at 4 seconds. Will make a better recording soon,
     
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    I needn't had to play the video again I can hear that bird sound, as I must have played the video at least 6 or more times yesterday afternoon, lol.

    Need get a picture of the bird as well. You have a camera as well go walk about the trees and hope you hear the bird again with same chirps and get a picture, Something tells me the bird is hand size as its not, Russell Crow, and its not Steven Seagull, so it must be a species that has fairly exotic coloured feathers.
     
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    I've tried to spot it for 6 months.
     
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    6 months and its still eluding you. Sound travels a distance and with so many other birds in a tree its hard to single each of them out down to the one bird,

    Binoculars also so you can swoop over the trees and when your hear that specific tone and zero in on the bird and see he/she chirping you'll know what type of bird,
     
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    Mourning Dove?

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    Oh yeah we have tons of morning doves in NJ. True story: For over 40 years I thought Morning Doves coos were OWLs. One day I just walked out of my house and one was sitting on the roof and I slapped my head listening to it knowing I was a dumbass.
     
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    Tonight our short film "I'm here for The Kid" premieres at the Baltimore 48 Hour Film Project Festival showing! During the filming a group that I was not part of captured PERFECT recordings of both the all and response of this bird! You should be able to clearly here it in this clip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqOdoeX2EIYI will post a link to the whole film after the festival tonight!Thanks for any help you guys can give me in identifying this bird!
     
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    Coworkers think its insects and not a bird.
     
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    Partial success! The response is definitely a Prairie Warbler! We think now it might be a male at the beginning and the female responding.
     
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    Thanks to everyone who helped me identify it, and happy to say that the bird call actually made it into our finished short film! (cross posting this from the photo forum for those who don't frequent there, sorry for the dupe!)Here it is, our 2014 Baltimore 48 hour film project short: I'm Here for the Kid!http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Bdcyh6M0qPkThis is our team's second year doing this but otherwise nobody in our group has any prior film, acting, script writing or sound experience. Given how noobish we are we're pretty happy with how this year's came out. We'll know on July 16th if we made the cut for 'best of', fingers crossed!Required elements this year for all teams: a hair dresser or barber named Fred or Freida Unger. A lollipop. The line 'Does this look right to you?'
     

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