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Heidi — September 01, 03:22PM

Bird ID Question

I saw a little tiny bird the size of a humming bird 2 feet from me. It had long legs and a short to medium beak. All of a sudden it made this crazy throaty sound. I've never seen this bird or heard it's call. I was wondering if someone might have any ideas. I cant find it anywhere. Saw it in SE wisconsin. Thanks for any help.

Harper price — September 02, 08:02PM

Hmmmmm. Did you get any pictures? What was the date of the sighting? And the what size exactly, 3 inches or 4 inches or even smaller? I have some ideas, but I need more info to confirm.

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Heidi M Uren — September 02, 09:19PM

The sighting was 9-1-2019. I think it was 3 inches as I thought it was a hummingbird until I saw the long legs and the beak was too short. It was brown with a beige breast. I didn't have a camera so sorry no pictures. I'm guessing a fledgling of some sort, but I'm new to this. I say that because it didn't seem scared of me. It was so cute, until it made that throaty screechy sound.

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meg — September 04, 04:04PM

Heidi and Harper.

Perhaps check the wrens? this reads perhaps like a house wren or even a Carolina wren by the vocalization.

Good birding,


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Heidi — September 04, 04:46PM

A house wren! Thank you.

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