The first description could be a warbling vireo. The song on this site is
typical of what I generally hear:
*Michael H. Blust*
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mexico
Prof. Emer. Green Mountain College
On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 1:40 PM, Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I am being driven crazy by a constantly singing bird that I can’t see.
> It's been singing constantly for at least four days now, every few seconds
> all day long, from the top of either a huge spruce or a nearby deciduous
> tree. I’ve listened to every song of every bird I can think of, with no
> success. I've done a lot of walking around with binoculars but absolutely
> can't locate the bird.
> The main part of the song has a goldfinch quality. The best I can write it
> is a very fast and sweet deepa-deepa-deepa-deep-doo WEEEE. (Right now the
> bird is doing long strings of that song, with nanoseconds between
> There’s an occasional second part that is softer, somewhat buzzy and
> almost mechanical, like something motorized running down. Each note is
> lower than the one before it; it sounds sort of like a quiet, fast and
> nasal nyow, nyow, nyow, nuh, nuh, nuh.
> Does this give anyone any ideas? Would any with awesome ears (like
> Evergreen!) like to come by and listen?
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center