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Recently visited Southern Colorado.  Suddenly heard a very Loud Buzzing sound, looked up & saw a fast flying yellow bird? soaring in the sky.  Never went by the hummingbird feeders - just kind of soaring & buzzing - very LOUD - what did I see??? It was mid-afternoon..... This is driving me crazy - I want to know what I saw....Thank You!

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Xeno-Canto is a good site for searching bird calls: https://www.xeno-canto.org/

Here are some specific links:

Yellow-headed Blackbird: https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Xanthocephalus-xanthocephalus

Rufus Hummingbird: https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Selasphorus-rufus

For both of these birds you will see several pages of calls and songs.

 

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On 9/4/2018 at 11:13 AM, HamRHead said:

Was it all yellow? If not, how about a Yellow-headed Blackbird?

Thank You all for your thoughts.  Unfortunately, none of those sounded like what I heard & saw.  I'm starting to think maybe it wasn't a bird at all.  Maybe a Large Carpenter Bee - as those are large & they buzz Loudly.  It was as loud as a cicada - but not that.  Wish I would have taken a picture, but it was so fast, probably wouldn't have gotten one anyway.

 

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