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Old Thursday 18th January 2007, 04:35   #1
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How to identify bird call?? Help...

The past several days I have been hearing a whistle type call that I cannot identify. I cannot see the bird(s)...there seems to be more than one....but the sound is a fairly sharp shrill whistle that sounds as if it is 2 or 3 notes at the same time. It has a flute quality to it but sharper. It is not a very long call but is a single whistle (rather than multiple short whistles).

Any ideas what I should be looking for? I live in the Pacific Northwest of Washington state USA, in a rural area surrounded by both farmland and conifer forest.

Many thanks in advance for any direction you may be able to give me.

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Old Thursday 18th January 2007, 18:02   #2
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The past several days I have been hearing a whistle type call that I cannot identify. I cannot see the bird(s)...there seems to be more than one....but the sound is a fairly sharp shrill whistle that sounds as if it is 2 or 3 notes at the same time. It has a flute quality to it but sharper. It is not a very long call but is a single whistle (rather than multiple short whistles).

Any ideas what I should be looking for? I live in the Pacific Northwest of Washington state USA, in a rural area surrounded by both farmland and conifer forest.

Many thanks in advance for any direction you may be able to give me.

Michele
Sounds as if it might be a varied thrush. There's arecording at http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/200...ed_Thrush.aspx.

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Old Friday 19th January 2007, 04:41   #3
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Smile Thanks Alan!

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Sounds as if it might be a varied thrush. There's arecording at http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/200...ed_Thrush.aspx.

Alan

You hit the nail on the head! Varied Thrush it is!
Thank you so much for your help!

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