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Yes,  I agree about the tufted titmouse. I usually start hearing them about 
now and the song  is loud and usually quite far away. It took me a couple of 
years to figure it out, too.  It can be very insistant and any time of day. 
The song does have a whistle sound to it.

                            Our two ravens were playing around over Knoll 
Farm this morning and the black-capped chickadees are tee-deeing their love 
calls.  I have enjoyed the last few sunny days and I think the birds have, 
too.
                                                                    Ann 
Day,  Fayston in the Mad River Valley
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From: "Nancy A. Brown" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Spring sounds


> 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????
>> Mundi
>>
>> Mundi,
>>
>> 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
>>
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