[Tweeters] Re: Another listener

Jim Danzenbaker jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 14:17:51 PDT 2007

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your e-mail.

It is fun listening to all the birds flying over at night - a different
perspective on avian activity!

I wish I could recommend a website for nocturnal migration notes. When I am
back East next month, I want to stop by Cornel Lab of Ornithology and talk
to some of the people there who do alot of migration tracking. Maybe
they'll have an idea. There is a cd of nocturnal call notes but it's for
eastern birds. Maybe they'll work on a west coast version. I learned some
of the songs just by years of listening....I also grew up 35 miles north of
Cape May, New Jersey which really helped.

Regarding the camera adapter for your TSN-4, I suggest you look at the
TSN-DA1 which retails for $160.00. It can be used with all the older Kowa
spotting scopes as well as the new ones. Let me know if you have any more
questions on that.

Thanks again and keep your ears skyward!

Jim Danzenbaker
Kowa Sales Manager for the Americas
perched in Battle Ground, Washington

On 9/19/07, Mike Blue <miblu at u.washington.edu> wrote:


> Hi Jim,

> I've enjoyed reading your accounts of nocturnal migrants recently on

> Tweeters. I have also been out listening in the pre-dawn darkness the

> last few weeks in my Renton yard. Starting in late August I heard

> Swainson's Thrushes every morning. As soon as it became a little bit

> light out they would stop calling. I didn't attempt to count them, I

> just enjoyed listening to them, some mornings it sounded as if I was

> surrounded by them. I haven't heard any for about the last week or so.

> I did have a very vocal W Tanager in the yard last night. How did you

> learn to identify nocturnal calls, is there a website you would recommend?

> I also read in one of your posts that you are a Kowa sales rep. What

> kind of mount would you recommend for digiscoping with a TSN-4? Does

> Kowa make a mount?


> Happy Listening,


> Mike Blue

> Renton,Wa


Jim Danzenbaker
Battle Ground, WA
jdanzenbaker at gmail.com

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