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Thank you for sharing your recordings Mike. The woodcock peents always make me smile.  The coyote serenade in the background was wild and hair-raising.  I have never heard anything like it.  

Jennifer Pederson
Kearney, Clay Co, MO


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On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 6:14 PM Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
American Woodcock and Eastern Whip-poor-will are my two favorite birds to hear early in the year. The woodcocks begin their courtship displays in February, which gets me excited for the spring migration that will soon follow. Eastern Whip-poor-wills are, to me, the quintessential summer bird. I so enjoy sitting outside on a summer evening, listening to the EWPWs. Hearing them in early April builds my anticipation for summer.

With that, I was recording the courtship display of an AMWO Sunday evening when it was audio-bombed by an EWPW. (It's a long recording; the whip-poor-will begins at 3:44 with several "pwut" calls before starting the classic song.)

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/221094781

For fun, the AMWO was serenaded earlier by a family of coyotes.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/221093811

The full checklist is here. Thanks for listening.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S66699842

Mike Taylor
Bollinger County


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