[Tweeters] bird call ID help

Emily Birchman stollea at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 07:56:55 PDT 2021

Hello Tweeters,

I can hear this bird singing outside my home in Kenmore this morning and I
know I've heard it before but I can't pinpoint an ID. At first I thought
Willow Flycatcher - I knew that wasn't right, but it's a 2-syllable call
and reminded me of the Willow's "Fitz-bew". It's much more whistly than
buzzy like a Willow though.

So then I checked western wood-pewee, and it sounds like the second half of
the wood-pewee's song, without the first part at all.

It's basically sort of like a fitz-bew but whistled instead of buzzy.

Thoughts? I've checked multiple flycatchers and nothing sounds quite like
it in the recordings I'm listening to online! It's definitely moving around
a lot - I have not seen it but the call is very loud (loud enough to hear
with the windows closed) and periodically moves to different locations.

Thanks for any tips you might have :)

Emily Birchman
Kenmore WA
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