Thank you all for the replies. Asher, Sandy, Laura, and Meena suggest dark-eyed junco. Laurie suggests bluegrass gnatcatcher, or one of the little flycatchers,willow or alder. My one glimpse could have been a junco, but it really was just a glimpse.
The song has been very consistent all three days I heard it - a high trill, then a trill about a major third higher. That’s what it does! It’s in a smallish grove/hedgerow between two fields, with a larger grove acrosss the road. It sings from a place I can’t spot, except for the one time I saw it, when it was singing from the top of a dead tree at the side of the road. Some of the time it was in walnut trees. > On Jun 8, 2019, at 3:44 PM, Sandy Podulka <s...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > A bit puzzling. The song trill seems to have two parts? A lower part and > then a higher part? It is not a typical song of any birds around here. But, > perhaps it is an odd Junco song. Could it be a Dark-eyed Junco? What is the > habitat like and where is the bird singing from? Another option might be > Chipping Sparrow. > > Sandy > > At 02:14 PM 6/8/2019, you wrote: >> This bird has been on Tucker Rd. in Enfield since Friday May 31, at least. >> I only got a brief look at it, on Tuesday - small and backlit - grayish, >> clear pale breast, shortish tail. But the song is distinctive. It was >> singing again today, but I couldnât see it! What is it? >> >> https://www.dropbox.com/s/f6ejwayrd1x8sva/Tucker%20Rd%20bird%206-4-2019.m4a?dl=0 >> >> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/f6ejwayrd1x8sva/Tucker%20Rd%20bird%206-4-2019.m4a?dl=0> >> >> -- >> >> Cayugabirds-L List Info: >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME >> <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES >> <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm >> <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> >> >> ARCHIVES: >> 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html >> <http://email@example.com/maillist.html> >> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds >> <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> >> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html >> <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> >> >> Please submit your observations to eBird: >> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/> >> >> -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --