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Re: Another unknown call

Subject: Re: Another unknown call
From: "Philip Tyler" macmang4125
Date: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:51 am ((PDT))
Hi Geoff

Yes I did filter out the LF's as it was quite windy and the Rycote wind gag for 
the PCM-M10 was not up to the job. Certainly Water Rail would fit the location 
much better, I can see the similarities with Redshank but your suggestion of 
Water Rail does fit the habitat better.

Many thanks.


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On 19 Jun 2012, at 10:46, Geoff Sample <> wrote:

> Hi Phil
> It's water rail. I think this is considered to be male song. Females do it 
> with a trilled squeal:-)
> I can hear why it might be thought to be the chipping alarm call of redshank, 
> since in the recording there's not much low frequency content to the call. 
> But when redshanks do the chip call, it's usually more rapidly repeated.
> Water rail make all sorts of weird and wonderful sounds.
> Geoff Sample
> Wildsong Studio
> Northumberland, UK
> > 5a. Another unknown call.
> > Posted by: "macmang4125"  macmang4125
> > Date: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:02 am ((PDT))
> > 
> > Hi
> > 
> > This is probably something very common but for the life of me I can't 
> > identify it.
> > 
> >
> > 
> > Location: Minsmere, East Anglia, England.
> > 
> > A quick and dirty recording, somewhat cleaned up, of the mystery caller. It 
> > was calling from the fringes of a small pool in a reed bed but was 
> > completely hidden, aren't they all :)
> > 
> > And help much appreciated.
> > 
> > Phil

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sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie Krause.

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