|similar yet decidedly different!|
It could take a while to edit my many mis-birded posts, but the VT is the bird tossing leaves in our yard in search of lunch - Not the meadowlark. Good thing I left Oregon before learning this.. and neither will be confused with our new state bird, the Goldfinch!
* nope, it sounds nothing like the Swainson's spiraling call, just a single note. And since I've been hearing that call a lot in the past few weeks, I now know who makes it! I should have heard it long before now. Better late than never, I suppose.