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A mysterious bird is taunting me with its song.
May 21, 2014 11:51 AM   Subscribe

I live in a wooded suburb of Providence, Rhode Island, so we have a great variety of birds all year long, especially during the warmer months. I keep hearing one bird song outside my window that I can't quite pinpoint. It's a "whee-oooh (high-low-ascending), ooooh (descending)" sound. A recording of my impression is attached, as it's a been a bit hard for me to get a recording of the mysterious bird alone.

Here's my impression. http://vocaroo.com/i/s1AGaQQeCFOj

If I can get a good recording of the actual bird, I'll post it later on.

Thanks for the help, fellow birders!
posted by Seeking Direction to Pets & Animals (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
There's a pause between the high-low-ascending and descending parts of the song - I rushed it a little in my impression.
posted by Seeking Direction at 11:52 AM on May 21


Never mind, I figured it out. It's an Eastern Wood-Pewee!
posted by Seeking Direction at 12:01 PM on May 21 [2 favorites]


Even though you figured it out already, I'll put this here for future users just because it's so cool. There's an app for your iPhone that's like Shazaam for bird calls.
posted by MsMolly at 12:47 PM on May 21 [11 favorites]


Holy cow, Shazam for bird calls. Me-fi you rock!!
posted by St. Peepsburg at 2:18 PM on May 21


My go-to app is Merlin, by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
posted by Stewriffic at 7:25 PM on May 21


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