[TN-Bird] Re: Mystery bird
- From: kde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- To: "J.N. & Ella Howard" <birders3@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 10:06:32 -0400 (EDT)
Given the description, time of year, and the length of time you've been
hearing them (consistently for four weeks rules out a passing migrant), my
guess would be either Blue-gray Gnatcatcher or young chickadees/titmice.
On Sat, 28 May 2016, J.N. & Ella Howard wrote:
We are long term birders, I am pretty good with identifying sounds and
my wife has great eyes. For the last four weeks until the last two days we
have had a bird we can't find and one that makes a call we can't quite
identify. I think it has to be a warbler, but is not making a call that we
are identifying. It seems to go "zzz zzz zzz" with the third note dipping
a step lower. That is the total call. We personally know some of you who
would receive this note. Maybe you recognize this call. We think we
should, but it is just a little different from one we immediately know.
Would appreciate your suggestions although we may still not find it in
these thick leaves.
On the plus side this afternoon an Ovenbird came to water in our
backyard and while I was sitting on the front porch in late afternoon a
Yellow-billed Cuckoo whom we have tried hard to see just came and perched
on a limb a few feet in front of me, big bug in its mouth.
Good birding to all.
J. N. Howard, Fiery Gizzard Cove,
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