The Little Loudmouth

Tiny Bird from the Pine Trees - Gus Kilthau
@Ceerios (4775)
Goodfellow, Texas
April 1, 2017 7:57pm CST
The Little Loudmouth - From out of the pine tree's lacy branches came the tiniest little bird with the loudest voice in the entire world of birds. I know not what the name of this bird might be. As it flew from one tree branch to another, it would let out a yell that you could hear over in Manitoba, Canada all the way from south Texas, USA. It did have one outstanding feature that a birdwatcher could use to identify this loud-voiced bug eater. Its belly was f-a-t. Perhaps that fat belly gave this tiny bird so much pain that it had been screaming in agony - not voicing some sort of extra-decibel-value bird call. I did not see any electronic amplifiers being carried by this feathery sound machine, so it was not any sort of wizard creature from the story of "Albatross in Thunderland" or the like. (Has anyone here read that story besides just me doing so?) Finally that tiny bird landed atop a tall wooden fence post, and that is when I managed to shield my ears from all of the noise the creature was making so as to mash down on the camera shutter for a picture, If anyone here knows what kind of little bird this one might be, I would appreciate hearing from them about its identification, After all, this kind of little birdie could easily slip through a window screen into the house and, there, cut loose with one of its yells so as to scare me out of a year's growth - or maybe even worse. Image: Tiny Bird from the Pine Trees - Gus Kilthau
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Apr
Too small for a Killdeer, looks like a Bewick's Wren. You can hear the sound here:
Learn how to identify Bewick's Wren, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos. If you come across a noisy, hyperactive little bird with bold white eyebrows, flicking its long tail as it hops from branch to branch, you may have spott
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Apr
@JamesHxstatic - Brother James - I had looked at some wren photos, and they seemed to match the little critter in my own photo. There is a better than even chance that you are 100% correct as to "wren," but I would not know if that were inscribed onto my eyeballs. -Gus-
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Apr
@Ceerios I do work in a a bird store part-time.
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Apr
@JamesHxstatic - Brother James - You are not the one who has to take the birds out for a walk every day, are you? -Gus-
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@PatZAnthony (11800)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Apr
You did a nice job with these photos. They noisy little things, aren't they @Ceetos
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Apr
@PatZAnthony - Ms Pat - The photo models did all of the hard work. All I did was to point the little camera. AND - You are totally correct. That little bird is one of his tribe with a voice that is really astoundingly loud. -Gus-
@JudyEv (100851)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Apr
It's hard to know how to go about identifying a bird if you have no idea what it is.
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Apr
@JudyEv - Ms Judy - As I learned once again, it is even more difficult when you have no idea what that bird thinks YOU are. -Gus-