[Tweeters] Re: Confuse a Carolina Wren's Song?

Jason Hernandez jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 18 20:53:55 PDT 2014

Well, Vincent, one way it is possible is, as mentioned, that there is variation in the song.  Everyone seems to describe the Carolina wren's song as "teakettle-teakettle-teakettle."  But in the years I spent in the Carolinas, I actually called it the jubilee bird, because to me its song said "jubilee-jubilee-jubilee."  Try saying both of those aloud, and you will note that the cadence is different.  The first time I heard the "teakettle" version of the song, I got confused and had to ask what bird it was, because it did not sound like the "jubilee" I was so used to hearing.

Jason Hernandez
jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:27:53 -0700
From: Vincent Lucas <vincentlucas5 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Confuse a Carolina Wren's Song?
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Like Chazz, Having lived in South Florida for well over 15 years, having
Carolina Wrens nesting in my yard and hearing them virtually all day long,
I can't see how anyone could confuse that vocalizations with anything else.

Vincent Lucas
Sequim, WA

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