Hey! It's time to go deeper with our knowledge of bird alarm cues. Watch this video and then I'll spell out a simple integration exercise that will help you put this into practice.
Ok, so now building on our previous awareness exercise we're going to add in a new element.
You're already tracking alarm calls as they exist over extended periods of time. Now you have to start paying attention even past the point where the alarms seem to have stopped and notice whether they have in fact stopped or if they've only ceased temporarily.
Here are some questions to help determine this in the field:
1. Does the alarm restart in a nearby area? 2. Does the alarm restart in a different bird?
Remember, the silence between alarms could in some cases last longer than you might expect. So keep your ears tuned.
I'll send you the next video in a couple days. Until then, have fun out there! - Brian