seen 4 times throughout the day, close proximity. seen preening and calling while doing yard work.
See photo. Re-submitted this observation to eliminate the drop-down menu error from the earlier submission.
The bird was some distance away. Gave two-note call only, but distinctive. It gets a tad bit louder, especially once I had moved closer to the source at about 13", then again about 5" before the end of the tape.
The Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) is a cuckoo.