Saturday, August 6, 2016

HELP WITH A BIRDSONG CAROLINA WREN

When I was at the farm recently, I heard a birdsong that I haven't heard out there before.  It may be a bird I've seen before but never heard, or it could be something new and/or passing through...




This is the only way to upload a sound file to Blogger and it may not play for everyone.  

If you can't play it and you think you are a whiz at birdcall ID, send me an email and I'll email you an MP3 file.  

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I'm off to the farm today, need to mow but the mower needs a part so I'll be stopping at the John Deere place to get that.  More later, need to get out and about before it's 157 degrees...

UPDATE: 
Wonderful Colleen emailed this to the Houston Audubon Society (why didn't I think of that, ha) and she got this reply:

 This starts off with a call note of Northern Cardinal and then a Carolina Wren comes in with a full song several times. It has been represented phonetically as “tea kettle, tea kettle, tea kettle, tea.”
Thanks for thinking of us.
Richard Gibbons
Conservation Director 


17 comments:

Texas Rose said...

Sorry, it won't play for me, so no help here.
Please be extra careful out in the heat at the Farm today. I just came in from an hour and a half of work in my yard and garden - dripping with sweat and dragging my tail.

Colleen said...

Not for certain so sent email along link of your site here to The Audubon Society to see if they can identify.
Hopefully they will be able to identify and let us know.
Take care, keep cool and don't work too hard.
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Practical Parsimony said...

I have no idea, but it seems that bird is in my yard. Around my house, the trees are alive with the sound of birds.

Galestorm said...

It could be a mockingbird repeating a tweet from another bird. I can recognize a few bird tweets, especially the fussy cardinals when there is no birdseed in the feeder. Recently, I'm seeing a few mockingbirds and hearing a lot of bird sounds (singing) I have never heard before.

littlemancat said...

Sounds like a Carolina wren to me. I just went into Cornell University's site and listened to confirm my guess. We have them around the house and it sure sounds like them. Mockingbirds repeat their calls as Galestorm notes so could be that too.
Mary

Anne in the kitchen said...

It sounds like the blooming mockingbird that tweets outside my window from 2 in the morning unti daybreak every single night.l

Marcia said...

I could hear it and I know I've heard that call in the past. Littlemancat is probably right that it is the wren. Mockingbirds don't repeat the same song over and over. They have a large repertoire of sounds that may include other bird calls.

Colleen said...

I just received this email a little bit ago.
Hi Colleen,
This starts off with a call note of Northern Cardinal and then a Carolina Wren comes in with a full song several times. It has been represented phonetically as “tea kettle, tea kettle, tea kettle, tea.”
Thanks for thinking of us.
Richard Gibbons
Conservation Director
Houston Audubon

1st Man said...

That's ok, I hope you stay safe in this heat!!!

1st Man said...

How awesome are YOU?!?!? Thank you for taking the time to do this I didn't even know that was something you can do. thanks SO SO much, I'll update the post for those that wander through the blog...

1st Man said...

LOL! I love hearing birds...they make the yard so alive....

1st Man said...

I think I recognize a cardinal song too. It will be fun to learn more about birds and birdcalls. Thank you!!

1st Man said...

wow, you got it (according to audubon society people!). Yay!

1st Man said...

LOL, I had one of those at an apartment once. It tweeted non stop, ha.

1st Man said...

I didn't know that about mockingbirds, thanks for that. We DO have those out there. Looks like this is a Caroline Wren. Pretty neat! Thanks!!

Maryann Farrell said...

HI, it's a mocking bird . I have a mocking bird that has lived in my yard for three years and she's in her 4 set of babies. They actually just left the nest yesterday an came out . That's her song every morning when I call her. I say "pretty girl" I whistle and she comes to sing the song and then I give her a few blueberries and she goes on her way. I get to hear her sing along with several other songs she sings all day . I feel so blessed. She's beautiful. Enjoy your mocking bird. You'll notice a pattern if you observe everyday. They'll even come when you find bugs you throw to them. Just teach with a whistle and they'll be there.

Maryann Farrell said...

Yes! I love to hear the baby mocking birds practicing their song at night. It's so pretty . I just worry they're attracting predators to the nest by singing. That song is 100% mocking bird .