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Today is Bird Songs Day!

Birds sing or call for various reasons: to threaten intruders, attract a mate, warn of danger, communicate with their young, or identify each other.

Birds have various songs and/or calls.

Some say their own name…
Blue jay: Jay, Jay,Jay
Chickadee: Chickadee, Chick-a-dee-dee-dee
Killdeer: Killdeer, Killdeer, Killdeer

Some say other names…
White-throated sparrow: Old Sam Peabody, Peabody, Peabody, Peabody
Tufted titmouse: Peter, Peter, Peter

Some ask questions…
Barred owl: Who cooks for you, who cooks for you all?

Some make cool sounds:
Common yellowthroat: wichity, wichity, wichity
White breasted nuthatch: yank, yank, yank
Mourning dove: coo-oo, coo-oo, coo-oo
Crow: caw, caw, caw
Red-winged blackbird – Conker-eee

Some say they want food or drink…
Carolina wren: tea kettle, tea kettle, tea kettle
American goldfinch: potato chip, potato chip

Some send good messages…
Northern cardinal:  Cheer! Cheer! Cheer! worship, worship, worship
American robin: cheer-y-up, chee-ry up, cheer-up

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