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I've been hearing this one in my back yard over the last few weeks.  Suburban neighborhood, adjacent to farm fields and stands of mixed pine / hardwoods.  Bird is calling from one of these stands, usually 20 feet up or higher.  I have a variety of feeders so it maybe a common feeder bird.

Reasonably clear notes, medium-fast pace, each note roughly the same length and evenly spaced. Three notes, repeated once, then just the first note again.

Joe Hen-ry, Joe Hen-ry, Joe.

This sequence is repeated again after 10 seconds or so, for six to eight cycles.

Thanks for any guesses.

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Is "Joe" a lower pitch and "ry" a higher pitch than "Hen"?  Maybe Ruby-crowned Kinglet (the end of the song)?

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The two RCKI calls on AAB are more complicated, with more, faster, and shorter notes.  The kinglet's call is slightly slurred in comparison.

The Hens may be higher than the other notes; the final Joe a bit lower, but I don't recall much regarding change of pitch. 

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12 hours ago, AlexHenry said:

Carolina Wren?

If it is, it doesn’t sound like any of the others I’ve heard in the backyard (or anywhere else).

Pretty sure it’s a song, not a call. 

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