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I live in the panhandle of Florida and have heard a bird in our creek late in the evening- during two different springs, and one fall. I have lived in this location for over 30 years and have only heard it these three times. The bird only sings for a couple of weeks, then its gone. It makes a sort of lonely, far-off sounding repeated pattern. It sounds like: deeee- di-di-di-di-di-di-di-di, then it trails off and fades away.The initial "dee" is slightly lower, then its all the same pitch until it fades away and is slightly lower again.Then it repeats. I havent been able to record it, and I get the impression that its a shore bird or wading bird, and not any kind of perching bird- but I could be wrong. What are my chances of figuring this out? Thanks
Hi jlalford and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum :t:

Not sure what you have but I suspect you are on the right track with your thoughts on it.

I'm going to move your thread to the Bird I D section and hopefully, one of our resident geniuses will have some suggestions for you ;) I've subscribed you to this thread so you don't lose track of it.
The pattern you notated reminds me of the song pattern of the Hermit Thrush, but that's certainly not a shore or water bird. They do winter in/migrate through your area spring and fall, though. You might want to go to xeno-canto.org and listen to that song and others to see if you can find a match.
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