Date: 5/12/18 5:34 pm From: Alyssa Freeman via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] loud, paired notes (Indigo Bunting with a megaphone)
A few days ago, I heard in the Wetlands of James River Park a bird sing three loud pairs of notes, similar to an Indigo Bunting. However, Buntings typically sing at least 4 paired notes (sweet sweet, here here, where where, fire fire), are higher pitched than this bird was, and softer in volume. Plus, this bird was deep in the woods and I've always seen Indigo Buntings out in the open. It was also quite loud - like an Indigo Bunting with a megaphone. I saw it fly by me quickly but never got a good look at it. I've read that Baltimore Orioles can also sing paired notes, though I've never heard them sing more than one pair. Any idea what it may have been?