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Can You Help I.D. This Bird Song?

Valerie Knipping writes:

Could you please help me identify this singer?

On Sunday I was at the North Beach at Sandy Hook. In the shrubbery near the exit to the parking lot I heard the singer.

The bird would sing 5 to7 repetitions then a 2 second pause then would continue this pattern for about a minute with a long pause and then begin the set again.

It would sing at the top of a cedar tree moving from the spread out cedars amongst the shrubs and plants from time to time.

Once I saw it fly but due to sun glare and a quick flight best I could see what appeared to be a somewhat dark bird smallish size sparrow perhaps but looked like longer wings.

Download Mystery singer

Thanks for any suggestions or answers.