[Tweeters] Bird-by-ear ID help

Rolan Nelson rnbuffle at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 10 19:58:38 PDT 2014




My best guess is to fall back on one of my favorite "universal birding rules" 

"If it's in your yard and you don't recognize it, it's a Bewick's Wren."

Rolan Nelson
Fircrest, WA
rnbuffle at yahoo.com
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 7:36 PM, A & S Hill <60stops2home at kalama.com> wrote:

Today while working in the yard, I heard an unfamiliar bird song. I never saw the bird. Also, it stopped singing before I could record it. However, I did record my imitation of the song.
 
Then, using the WOS checklist of Cowlitz County, I went to Cornell’s website and tried to listen to the song of all the birds in the last two columns starting with Flycatchers. No luck. I skipped the ones I was certain were not the owners of the mystery song.
 
It sounded like this to my ears: “Tweedle deedle (slight pause) oodle oodle oodle.” The first two notes were the same and slightly higher than the last three notes, which were also the same as each other. I put the “d” in the syllables to indicate that the sounds had almost a yodel to them.
 
Clear as mud? Anyone want to venture a guess as to what bird I heard?
 
Amy Hill
Kalama, Washington
628 feet up in Cowlitz County
60stops 2 home at kalama dot com
Artlessfun at yahoo dot com
 
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