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Old 04-26-10, 02:30 AM   #1
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A question for anybody who knows their birds. There is a bird, that from the sound of it lives about 300 yards away, across the other street and in the woods a bit, from my house. In all the years I've been here this is the first year he or she has shown up. It has between 12 and 14 different calls that it goes through one, after the other, after the other. All repetitive and all seem like some variation of a warble, some high pitched some low pitched (the low pitch is almost like a rattle). Very strange indeed. In all my life I've never heard what sounds like a song-bird, call in the middle of the night. She's calling right now. It usually starts around 10 or 11pm or so, at least that's the earliest I've heard it, and probably goes until 4 or 5am. I first noticed it about 2 weeks ago. Any ideas?
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Old 04-26-10, 08:44 AM   #2
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probably just a mockingbird,,, we have one the does the same thing across the street from us,, drives me crazy
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Old 04-26-10, 12:05 PM   #3
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Mockingbird. They do this especially durign the spring nesting season.
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Old 04-26-10, 03:22 PM   #4
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No kidding, wow ok. I feel like I should've known that given that it's a fairly common bird. Didn't know that about them. Cool, thanks.
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Old 04-26-10, 03:36 PM   #5
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Maybe a Mocking Bird, but probably "La Chusa". I think you should be afraid.
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Old 04-26-10, 03:40 PM   #6
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Love those birds. I've sat in the woods and listened to them "mock" a dozen different birds over a few minutes, even crows. I've had one imitate my turkey yelps.
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Old 04-26-10, 03:40 PM   #7
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Maybe a Mocking Bird, but probably "La Chusa". I think you should be afraid.
My guess is the dreaded "kilted warbler". Don't get too close...they emit a scent spray akin to that of a polecat.

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Old 04-26-10, 04:48 PM   #8
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Maybe a Chupacabra...
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Old 04-26-10, 05:17 PM   #9
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I've sat out on the back deck and made up calls to whistle at the one in our yard. On a few occasions I've managed to get him to pick it up. I figured I'd get progressively more complicated until I can teach him to whistle "Dixie".
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Old 04-26-10, 05:55 PM   #10
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It's a turkey, no doubt. During this time of the year the smartest bird on the planet mimicks other birds.....Guys like Windknot, Terry Creech, and Huntfish try to follow them.....That's the reason they come in quiet....They've been talking all the way just in another language....
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