I’ve been recording bird calls for a few years now, but I’ve decided that I need a more centralized location for documenting the birds that I see, and calls that I record. So, this is going to be the location. I will post the place, the date/time, and the call. It takes a lot of time to figure out the calls.
3/13/2013 Capitol Crescent, MD 4 northern cardinals, 1 nuthatch, 2 robins, 1 noisy woodpecker, 1 unidentified bird
3/14/2013 Capitol Crescent, MD 8 mallards, 1 crow
3/23/2013 Needwood Mansion, MD bird call
4/04/2013 Indian Ladder Trail, Boyd State Park, Albany, NY, bird call
4/11/2013 West Baltimore
4/17/2013 Standing Boy
4/20-22/2013 Texas, West of Houston
4/25/2013 Texas, West of Houston
5/9/2013 Texas, West of Houston
5/11/2013 Texas, West of Houston Red tailed hawk
5/27/2013 Mother Neff State Park
bird call 1 from the Rock Shelter
6/8/2013 Chicasaw National Recreation Area
The diverse calls of the mockingbird. Although there are 17 known different species of mockingbirds, and 3 genera, it is probably a Northern Mockingbird, a passarine (perching) bird along with 1/2 of all bird species. They are from the mimidae family – those that mimic other bird calls.
Obviously another passarine. I think it is a sparrow. At first, I thought it might be a white-crowned sparrow, but they are winter visitors to the area. The summer resident sparrows are: grasshopper sparrows and lark sparrows. The permanent resident sparrows are: chipping sparrows, field sparrows, and rufous sided sparrows, and house sparrows (actually finches). Of all of these, I would guess a grasshopper sparrow. The area is the southern-most boundary of their summer breeding area.
6/13/2013 Houston, Tx
7/4/2013 San Antonio River Walk
I think the above bird is a male purple finch (C. Mexicanus). The female may be below.
7/4/2013 San Antonio Riverwalk (above)
7/4/2013 Palmetto State Park (above)
8/15/2013 Great Egret Terry Park, Houston (above)