Hi Dayle Ann,
Nope, not a Veery. I haven't heard it at all for the last few days. I definitely know what it 'isn't'..... it must be a bird that lives in this particular habitat because I've never heard it in 30 + years of birding, until we moved to this farm in Pownal. This bird has a very mournful whistle/call , descending in 4 to 5 notes. The first note is held a bit longer than the following ones It is also a bird that lives here year round or returns very early in the spring. Guess I'm going to have to find a way to record it later in the spring when it is more consistently present and calling.
The bird that comes to my mind with a descending "whistling" call is the
Veery. It's very lovely to listen to, very flutey. Veeries are ground
foragers: they like to be in low shrubs and brush, and can be difficult to