For the past several days, we’ve been hearing on-and-off a high, sweet, strong “churrr” noise that wasn’t familiar to either of us. (I described it to another birder as sounding like a cross between a Red-bellied Woodpecker and a meadowlark.) Today we saw it: it’s our brand-new Carolina Wren! I’ve always found the teakettle noise easy to recognize, but this call was new!
We’re delighted to see this addition to our backyard birds.