For the longest time I would hear this bird’s call and think that it was some other bird, perhaps a blue jay… Nope.

I’m really enjoying bird watching and how I am becoming more familiar with what birds are making what sounds in my area.

I also enjoyed reading this little snippet from wikipedia:

“The calls of the red-winged blackbird are a throaty check and a high slurred whistle, terrr-eeee. The male’s song, accompanied by a display of his red shoulder patches, is a scratchy oak-a-lee,[17] except that in many western birds, including bicolored blackbirds, it is ooPREEEEEom.[18] The female also sings, typically a scolding chatter chit chit chit chit chit chit cheer teer teer teerr”

I imagine that it could be very challenging to write out the sounds made by birds, but they appear to have gotten it fairly well.