Mike M.

by Mike M.
(rural east Iowa)

I can never locate this beautiful singing bird. Sits high in the tall trees and makes a sound like R2D2. 10 different calls in a row each completely different from the prior one. I saw a glimpse as he flew and perched on a fence post. Appears to be reddish in color about the size of a jay with long tail feathers. I know it isn't a cardinal with those sounds.I'm in eastern Iowa and have seen these critters for about 5 7 years in my yard.

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Apr 21, 2012
Brown Thrasher?
by: HossC

You are most welcome. Glad I could help. They are very nice to have around. My mother-in-law has a pair nesting around her house. It is really nice to watch and listen to them. Hopefully you will be able to watch them raise their young.

Apr 21, 2012
Identifying bird
by: Mike M.

Yes ,HossC That's exactly what it was. After about 3 hours on the web,I found a pic and the description fit it to the tee.It appears I have 2 sets nesting in my arborvitaes.they're quite entertaining.One pair is smaller than the larger one nesting in the other tree. thanx,Mike M.

Apr 21, 2012
Brown Thrasher?
by: HossC

Sounds like a Brown Thasher to me.

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