I stopped by a nice nature area near Boykin Springs in Jasper County Texas on the way home from a class in Saratoga, Texas. I was surprised to find the Bachman’s Sparrows singing well into the afternoon.
I stopped at this one location and heard 3-4 at close range ( 20-30 feet), 4-5 at moderate range ( 30-60 feet) and several further away.
The evening of March 7 was warm following days of freezing cold, ice and heavy rains. The warmer evening brought out choruses of frogs all around the area. These calls were recorded at a small pond just north of town on a rural road.
A flycatcher type call can be heard at the beginning of this recording made during the run of my Crossroads BBS route, 2014. The route was run on Sunday, June 8. The flycatcher song sounds three times at the beginning of the recording and again toward the end. After the 4th call a White-eyed Vireo song begins. The flycatcher song does not match any possible migrant or breeding flycatcher. I suspect that the song was made by the White-eyed Vireo song that follows the 4th call. There were no more flycatcher song segments but the White-eyed Vireo continues.