Could it be the Tufted Titmouse ? It took me two springs to figure out the
call being heard, it is simalar to the cheer,cheer, cheer of the Cardinal.
Nancy Brown Danby, VT
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From: "Mundi Smithers" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Spring sounds
> Ruth, et al
> The sound is a bit of a whistle. It is in the minor key and is either 4
> or 5 descending notes. When I first heard it last year I tried to
> identify it by eliminating the same birds that are common to Pownal,
> Windsor, MA and Reading, VT. The one bird that stood out as being one
> that was new to me (in the sense that I had never lived where Cardinals
> were anything but an aberration due to elevation) and so I listened to the
> Cardinal ... nothing. Also though it could be a Bluejay doing an
> immitation but don't really think so.
> I'll listen again to the Carolina Wren but am pretty certain that isn't
> it. Of course I'll enjoy listenening to it anyway. <g>
> And speaking of Spring bird sounds I just remembered that I had a Bobwhite
> here last year . I hadn't heard a Bobwhite since I lived on the Cape as a
> kid. Gotta say I was really hoping that it would stay but alas it moved
> on to another place. Maybe this year????
> You didn't mention what the sound was like. Are you familiar with
> Carolina Wren - loud, ventrilliquol. The first time I heard it in its
> more southern habitat, it took me a week to finally find it when someone
> eventually told me to look low in bushes....
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset