[CT Birds] Topsmead mystery call
jonathan at jschwartz.com
Sun Jul 28 08:46:37 EDT 2013
Thanks for your responses.
Not a buzzy prairie warbler or variations on a field sparrow ping-pong
ball, or an oriole. Not a cardinal either.
This is a call with four distinct, clear notes, lower pitched than an
oriole. No buzz, no trill.
The bobolink bubble song often starts with a note like I heard, which is
why I thought that it was the bobolink all along.
When I heard the call yesterday in a wooded environment I wondered if the
bobolinks might be migrating or just moving about, but can't find anything
to confirm that bobs ever sing a four-note song. Obviously I will be
spending more time at Topsmead next spring.
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