[Top] [All Lists]

RE: Backyard Recordings

Subject: RE: Backyard Recordings
From: "Martyn Stewart" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 19:02:08 -0700
Marty Wrote

Do you also have a lot of Pacific Madrone? Western Hemlock? Big Leaf
Fraser Fir?)

Douglas Fir, Mountain Hemlock, Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole pine, Sitka
spruce, Western larch, Western red cedar, and Big leaf Maple are our
main trees Marty. The Madrone is more so the further you go down south,
although we do have a fair few pockets of them.
We do get a hell of a lot of Swainson=92s Thrushes from May onwards until
about September too. Funny you say also Lake Sammamish, I live about =BD a
mile from the lake, maybe I can see your in-law=92s from here :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Marty Michener 
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 9:09 AM
Subject: RE: [Nature Recordists] Backyard Recordings

At 08:57 AM 6/11/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>There's a Virginia Rail grunting at 1:59, too, isn't there? That's
>species we have in common. Funny - here I am at 3600' (1100m) in the
>of Arizona and you are essentially at sea level near the Washington
>and our species list is so similar! Of course, my house sits above the
>Verde River, so the list is primarily a riparian list, as is yours.

When I did many of my recordings for EnjoyBirds in Redmond, WA, in 1996
99 at my in-laws' house on Lake Samamish I noticed higher altitude birds

singing at sea level - especially Swainson's Thrush, which sounds
two songs on the software) as if it could be another species, almost,
Catharus ustulatus on the East Coast (first two songs on the software).
New England this bird is usually heard at higher altitudes (2000 - 3500
ft), but I think as you go northeast to where the confers take over
the coast of Maine they probably sing also at sea level, now that I
more about it.

Do you also have a lot of Pacific Madrone? Western Hemlock? Big Leaf
Fraser Fir?

my best regards,

Marty Michener
MIST Software Associates PO Box 269, Hollis, NH 03049  - Software that migrates with you.


Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (
Version: 6.0.483 / Virus Database: 279 - Release Date: 5/19/2003

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Yahoo! Groups Sponsor



To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo!
<>  Terms of Service.

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the naturerecordists mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU