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Help needed with bird ID in Richardson, TX (1 Viewer)

cresting_wave

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I wonder if someone can help me ID this little guy. I call him the gearbird; similarly a friend compares these to creaky swingsets lol. I've searched both online and in Cornell's Merlin app to no avail. I'm almost starting to wonder if maybe he's a mockingbird imitating something not local to me. I'm legally blind so don't have any pics, but I did manage to snag a WhatsApp recording of him yesterday after nearly four months of trying, so that was a victory in itself lol. He makes another call (not captured) that sounds like, "Yoyoy? Yoyoy?" He makes me smile, and I'd love to know his name. Your help is greatly appreciated!
 

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jmepler

It's just a flesh wound.
United States
Your bird sounds like a Blue Jay to me. They make a wide variety of calls, even mimicking the calls of hawks.
 
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