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Ida,
I wonder if it was a Carolina wren.  They are apt to have several different
calls.
Maybe it will be there tomorrow at the same time.
Larry, in Joplin
Lawrencce Herbert     6-29-17.

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:15 PM, Ida <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I know calls are hard when not heard, but this one was very
> straightforward and exactly the same each time.  On a musical scale, it was
> like this: A flat 3 times, G 3x, F sharp 3x, F 3x.  Due to the minor third,
> it had a melancholy feel to it.  The notes were at a speed of about
> 2/second.  The voice quality was good, clear, and had no trills or buzzes—a
> bit like a white-throated sparrow or white-crowned, but lower by about an
> octave.  It was a haunting call.
>
> The site was as I was waiting for my ride at the Cape Girardeau Lutheran
> Home about 3:30 p.m.  It came from behind the duplexes to the south at the
> entrance to the campus, just off Bloomfield Road.  This is an area of small
> lawns with tall trees behind them (bald cypress, maybe) and a lawn and then
> concrete behind that.  Of course, the bird quit singing when I walked over
> there, or I would have recorded it.
>
> I’m hoping this sounds familiar to someone.  Thanks!
>
> Ida Domazlicky
> Cape Girardeau County
>
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