I bought that app a couple years ago to ID a bird in the Northwoods, Was a Warbler of some sort, anyway I use it all over the country now. When Turkey hunting gets a little boring, I use it to help pass time. Found alot of birds I had no idea were even here.
I have heard them alot, or that call anyways. I have never seen one but I will be on the lookout now. I had never seen an Eastern Towhee either until I got the app. Now I find them from Florida to Wisconsin.
Itís fun to learn the different calls, and the app is a great way to do it. I use it all the time and would say the sound ID is right about 95% of the time. If you are in doubt play back the recording and see if the bird responds or comes on for a look. Use the calling very sparingly as it can disrupt breeding birds on nests.
The reason they think theyíre doves is occasionally one will light on a wire and do their call. Other than that time you hardly get to see one. They look, at a glance, like a dove silhouette. They make an altogether different sound early in the mornings that sounds like a lake loon or something. Interesting bird.
I had no doubt when I played a recording of the call. It was exactly what I heard. I wonder if I could playback some recordings of hen turkeys to aid in my spring gobbler hunting. Iím joking, that would be totally illegal here.
I didnít either until I identified the call and then looked them up. Iíve never seen one live.
Did you kill a turkey?
No, it looks like Iím not going to kill one this season. I worked one last Friday for three hours and came close to killing him but havenít heard a gobble since. Todayís the last day. I may do an evening hunt before heading home tomorrow morning but they are calling for 85į here, so I kind of doubt it.