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Monday, June 18, 2012

What does Bodega Head sound like?

Along with photographs, I'd like to be able to share the sounds of Bodega Head.  I'm totally new to this, but here's my first attempt at sharing a sound file.

Here are two images of adult Wilson's Warblers, and one of a juvenile.  Not a great photo of the juvenile, but the only one I could get tonight.  Although easy to hear, the juvenile stayed pretty hidden.

The recording below was made near Campbell Cove on 18 June 2012.  The juvenile was begging for food.  Although there are a few other sounds in the background (including the fog horn!), listen for the short chip notes.  They speed up a bit when the parent approaches with food (at about 12 seconds).  Be sure to turn up your volume as this recording is a little quiet.



Anonymous said...

the sound is very cool ! i got the sound bar on the web site but not on the email ????? c

Jackie Sones said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure why the sound player didn't show up in the e-mail. I'll have to play around with it to see if I can figure it out. Meanwhile, to play sounds, it's probably best to visit the website directly.

:) Jackie

Claudia said...

The sound makes them come alive. From the other side of the earth, I was suddenly transported to the intimate experience of learning forward to hear a juvenile Wilson's warbler on Bodega Head. Marvelous!