[Tweeters] mystery song

Lynn & Carol Schulz linusq at worldnet.att.net
Wed Jun 17 11:33:44 PDT 2009

Hi Patricia:
Could it be a Veery? They sing a flute-like song that to me sounds like veer, veer,
veer, veer. All the notes descending. It may not be a gurgling sound. It is
described as a bird singing in a rain barrel.
Yours, Carol Schulz
Des Moines, WA
linusq at att.net
----- Original Message -----
From: <patriciacsmith at comcast.net>
To: "tweeters" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:02 AM
Subject: [Tweeters] mystery song

Hello tweets,
I am in Winthrop with some equally novice bird lovers. We heard a song that I can't
identify, a gurgling sound like falling water, descending. I went to Birds of America
and it is not any swallow, at least not according to their clips. I also ruled out
the other birds we've been seeing (chipping sparrow, finches, western kingbird,
western meadowlark, dusky flycatcher, towhee.)
Anyone know what makes this lovely song?

Patricia Smith
Seattle, Washington
mailto: patriciacsmith at comcast.net

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