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09/23/2022 12:22PM  
I'm wondering if many of you are using the Merlin Bird ID within ebird (Cornell). In the morning, I set my phone to recording and either set it outside or in an open window. I ofter get 10 or 11 different bird species recorded in the initial 10 minutes.
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09/24/2022 08:20AM  
I use the Merlin app too.
And I do the same thing, put it on record then come back later to see who was calling. I usually get one bird I never expected.
09/25/2022 10:47PM  
I am getting older and I no longer can hear as well as my phone, I can see bushtits a few feet away but not hear a thing. My phone readily records them, though.

I do agree with you mneubauer, I often record something in the area that I have not seen. My eyes are not as bad as my ears. However, some of those white-breasted nuthatches are red-breasted. Merlin sound recordings alerted me to that. I have not seen a house sparrow yet but Merlin records one occasionally. The first Stellar's jay for the winter was recorded before I spotted it.
09/27/2022 12:11PM  
This mornings 10 min ;
Wild Turkey
Red Crossbill (rare here)
Red-Winged Blackbird
Dusky Flycatcher (rare here)
Mourning Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow (rare here)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
11/01/2022 10:45AM  
Really love the app. I am looking forward to the 4:15 am tweet-athon in BWCA. I always wonder what is out there, but can never identify by looking anyway. It works without a cell phone connection.
11/01/2022 03:03PM  
Thanks for this post! Never thought of using the app other than when I hear a bird I want to id.
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