[birding] No confusion from two look-alike mid-day singers

Joel Geier joel.geier at peak.org
Thu Mar 15 15:55:05 PDT 2018

Hi all,

Around noon today while working in the garden, I heard the song of a
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, then a little later, the song of a HUTTON'S VIREO.

Even though these two look quite similar, there's no risk of confusing
the kinglet's song, which starts with high-pitched "tsee-tsee-tsee"
noted followed by a jumbled warble, versus the vireo's monotonous,
"zu-WEEP! .... zu-WEEP!"

A more surprising mid-day singer, three days ago, was a BARRED OWL
calling "who cooks for you?" Well, the clock said it was 1:15 PM but
that was just after switching to daylight saving time.

Happy birding,

Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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