Maybe I have just not had my ears on all these years here on Goose Creek.
The Towhee is one of the most common birds we share our space with, and a bird that doesn’t mind getting close to human habitations. There’s been one just below my window since first light doing the chicken-scratch/jump back thing under our foundation plantings.
But until this morning, I never heard one alternate between TWO different Drink YOUR Tea calls, one the characteristic whistled YOUR and the second, a buzzy trill.
Any other bird brains out there run across this variation of call? Is it my oneÂ virtuosic bird that does this or a common melodicÂ phenomenon?
Click this link to listen; I cut out silent space between calls, and left the creek noise in the background of this 6 second clip.