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I'll start with the easy ones... not sounds... not even my birds. I looked at a local eBird report of a veery and when I saw the picture, I questioned it. Color seems wrong... bold pattern/stripes on the bottom/side of the face seems too strong... eye-ring seemed too noticeable. I'd call it a Swainson's thrush but I'm no expert.
I "reported" it and gave my reasoning why, the other day. It hasn't been changed yet so far. I just want to make sure I didn't make a fool of myself reporting it...
https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/159445071

From there I saw you can see other pictures of veeries and I found another one that I'd want to call a swainson's thrush...

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/159796131

 

Now the complicated... the kind where you'll be scratching your head with little advice for me.

I was hearing some calls today... at first I was describing it as four notes, or syllables... 2 up, 2 down. Later I heard it again and could think about it better... it was more like 6 syllables. I'm thinking tweedle dee, tweedle dum... first part kind of going up, second part kind of going down.
To add to that confusion(there's more) the sound reminds me of a henslow's sparrow. Not the pattern but the sort of sound to it. 
We have a couple pair of house finches that visit our feeders... I haven't been able to see what's singing though and I don't THINK it's the finches... can't say though.

I will add that I'm glad for the confusion. It had me call my daughter out to come listen and if I hadn't, she wouldn't have seen a mourning warbler RIGHT out our window. I've heard two this year but this is the first one I've seen this year and it was NOT vocal at all.

 

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bumping my own post here. The sounds I described, well I'll understand if it is confusing and nobody has any thoughts. I'm okay with that...  (unless it turned out to be something I haven't seen before... HA)

But any thoughts on the thrushes? I'm certain that neither are a veery... and would lean towards swainson's but I wanted 2nd opinions. This should be easy... 🙂

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I am in Nashville and have been trying to identify a bird I heard yesterday. This morning I labeled the sound as;

tweedle-dee - tweedle-dom. “Googled” it and found this thread. I have listened to the sounds of all the birds I know to be in this area, but no luck. I was able to record the bird sound so maybe I can stop scratching my head soon.

 

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1 hour ago, @Retired2018 said:

I was able to record the bird sound so maybe I can stop scratching my head soon.

Cool. You should be able to upload a sound file here and there are people that can help ID that way.

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On 5/22/2019 at 11:52 AM, millipede said:

Cool. You should be able to upload a sound file here and there are people that can help ID that way.

Okay, thanks. I will see if I can get it from my phone and upload it here.

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33 minutes ago, @Retired2018 said:

Okay, thanks. I will see if I can get it from my phone and upload it here.

If you do, please start a new discussion.  People who have already read millipede's topic might miss your question.  

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