Date: 7/11/18 2:09 pm
From: Gordon Bonnet <jaggy227...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] bird song question

I keep hearing a bird in & near my house (in Trumansburg), but haven’t been able to see it — always too well hidden in underbrush, usually down by my creek. (Not dense woods, just lots of places to hide.) Its song is a steady trill (all on one pitch) followed by a single, higher note — “trrrrrrrrrrrrrr cheep” — with a distinct gap between the trill and the last note. It’s quite emphatic, and doesn’t have the thin quality I’ve heard in a lot of warbler songs.

I’ve gone through all of the birds I thought were possible candidates and have listened to recordings online — and I can’t find one that’s even close. Does anyone have any ideas?

I’ll keep trying to see it, but several days and no luck…

Thanks for any help

Gordon Bonnet
Trumansburg NY

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