Hi Jane!

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!


-----Original Message-----
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