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Possible Golden-crowned Kinglet? Palomar Mountain Doane Valley Nature Trail

11:41 pm

Hi all. On Sunday afternoon, May 26, I heard a possible Golden-crowned Kinglet on the Doane Valley nature trail, near the stream crossing where the Weir Trail splits off. I recorded the audio with my phone using Merlin, which suggested Golden-crowned Kinglet as the ID, but there was a lot of noise from the stream, and there were a lot of people around for the Memorial Day weekend. I tried to clean up the audio a bit in Audacity, applying a 250Hz high-pass filter and normalizing to -3dB, but it is still quite noisy. I never saw the bird.
Aaron Polichar
Scripps Ranch, San Diego