[Tweeters] Mystery bird call - this time with a recording!

Joshua Glant josh.n.glant at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 07:26:37 PST 2015

Hello Tweets,

Yesterday afternoon, the birding was good in my backyard. A Bald Eagle perched on a branch 50 feet above our kitchen window, staying for 20 minutes as crows mobbed around him; our feeders were visited by both Northern Flickers and Downy Woodpeckers; and a few Varied Thrushes fluted deep in the forest.

Suddenly, a strange call emerged from a tall bush near our feeders. It sounded almost like a syllable of the Whip-poor-will's song. While I was obtaining a recording, I caught a glimpse of a brown bird, probably a junco, in the bush.

Now, my guesses this far are either junco, towhee, siskin or bushtit (unlikely), as all of those had been seen in the vicinity yesterday. I don't know, though. It sounds very intriguing!

If you are interested in trying to solve the mystery, I will send you the voice recording right along.

Good birding, Joshua Glant

Mercer Island, WA

Josh.n.glant at gmail.com

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