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Night sounds of a whip-poor-will

June 23, 2013
By SCOTT SHALAWAY (sshalaway@aol.com) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

At 5 a.m. on May 19th I awoke abruptly to a loud sound just outside the bedroom door. As the cobwebs cleared my mind, I realized I was hearing a whip-poor-will. Having heard whip-poor-wills only five times over the last 25 years, I thought perhaps I had set my bird alarm clock to wake me with a whip song. But no, this was the real thing. It sang for about a minute and then it was gone.

 
 

 

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