[Tweeters] Re: suweet? suweet?

Bob and Barb Boekelheide bboek at olympus.net
Mon Jun 9 06:28:29 PDT 2008

Hello, Catherine,

Your bird sounds like a Hutton's Vireo, which has two basic songs:

1) A very repetitious, rising "zuweet, zuweet, zuweet," over and
over, repeating about every second or two.

2) A repetitious, descending "seyou, seyou, seyou," over and over,
repeating about the same

Typical vireo, they ask questions and give answers, but Hutton's give
all the questions at one time, then give all the answers sometime later.

How fast do the notes repeat?

Bob Boekelheide

From: squeakyfiddle at aol.com
Date: June 6, 2008 8:58:22 PM PDT
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] suweet? suweet?

Who says this?

"Suweet? Suweet? Suweet?...."

It's a clear whistled phrase, repeated, without other ornamentation.

Whoever it is, they hide well. I heard this today at Pritchard Beach
in a willow thicket, at Martha Washington from a oak thicket and from
the neighbor's oak tree just now at dusk. I have yet to see who it is.


Catherine Alexander
Lakewood Neighborhood
South Seattle

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