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Re: Solstice Chorus

Subject: Re: Solstice Chorus
From: "Klas Strandberg" klasstrandberg
Date: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:08 pm ((PDT))
Most of the old Telinga clients in Sweden say that "it's more quiet nowadays".

So I made a phone call to which is the most 
scientific center for counting birds in Sweden and they verified that 
there has been a clear drop of birds (not all species, of course) 
during a 20 year period.

It would be interesting to get facts about it.

Is it that we hear?


At 15:31 2013-06-22, you wrote:
>I wondered about this too. Although I am not aware of any new raptor 
>activity around us, we have also seen no chipmunks this year, and 
>they are normally all over the place. We had a pair of nesting 
>phoebes who abandoned their nest in mid May and were never seen or 
>heard again. Last year some friends had a pair of barn owls nesting 
>near their house, and that drove all the smaller birds away, 
>reducing their dawn chorus to near nothing.
>I did see a red-tail perched in our back yard a few weeks ago. If 
>they are nesting nearby, that might account for it.
>--- In  Scott Fraser 
><> wrote:
> >
> > < This is certainly very noticeable. Could you find any apparent 
> reason like logging nearby or new construction in the locality etc?  >
> >
> > Birdsong is down noticeably in my immediate neighborhood this 
> year due to the presence in one of my tall pines of a new family of 
> red-tail hawks. The adult pair & 3 juveniles are feeding on the 
> smaller species & have driven off our normally gregarious & raucous 
> crows. The hawks make up for the relative quiet by providing a 
> boisterous feeding ritual several times a day. The youths are 
> exploring the neighborhood, flying further from the nest each day. 
> They are magnificent & awe-inspiring, and it is truly a gift to 
> have such a primal life force choose my home to be their home, a 
> mere 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.
> >
> > Scott Fraser
> >
> >
>"While a picture is worth a thousand words, a
>sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie Krause.
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