Coming on this discussion late, but I'd bet a bundle you heard a
Yellow-rump. And it really isn't too early for some of those eager males -
especially those that might have wintered in Connecticut.
Hope to see you soon!
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of jane
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 8:58 PM
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Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Trills
Boy, I bit my tongue (or my fingers, I guess) earlier about mentioning
YRump. It certainly does sound more to my ear like a Yellowrump than
either a Junco or a Chippie, but I figured that was unlikely this early.
Not to mention I did not see a YR around here even once last
summer/fall, so if that's what this is, it's just passing through.
Evergreen Erb wrote:
> Dear Jane,
> Even though it is quite early, what you are describing below is the way
> a Yellow-rumped Warbler sounds to me when it sings. As I said before,
> it is hard for me to exactly explain it, but if I were to explain a
> Yellow-rumped Warbler song, it would be like your description below
> (except that I find that trill somewhat melodic), especially the part
> about weakening and going up:
> "What's puzzling me about this trill is that it's neither bell-like nor
> a tight dry trill. Or rather, it's dry all right, but fairly loose,
> relatively short in duration, and not mechanically on one note but
> often weakening and going up or down a little at the end (not abruptly
> like a Parula, but in a graceful little arc)."
> Hope this helps....let me know what you find out. Evergreen