A few weeks ago someone asked if I there were whippoorwills around where I live- I believe it was Laurie from Pride of West Virginia. There are whippoorwills in my mountain holler. In fact I've had a whippoorwill alarm clock for the last several weeks
Every morning between 5 and 6 a whippoorwill starts calling right outside my bedroom window. You can also hear-what I believe is the same bird calling just after dusky dark in the evenings.
I decided to try and capture the sound of the whippoorwill for you to hear too-I mean it should be easy right? The first morning I tried I scared the bird off. First it flew to the other side of the house-then as I came closer it flew farther away towards Pap and Granny's. Here I go running down the driveway in the pitch dark in my pjs-I'm sure I was quite a sight.
The next time I tried-I realized-if I could hear it so well in the house-then I didn't even need to go off the porch to get a good recording. So that's what I did-stood on the far end of the porch. You can sorta see the white outline of our greenhouse.
Hope you enjoyed hearing the call of a whippoorwill. Go here to read a funny story about Whippoorwills I published back in 2009.
Do you hear whippoorwills around your place?