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....