I always associate the Townsend’s solitaire, Myadestes townsendi, with working in the garden. For many years, a pair of these little gray birds nested just across the road on my neighbor’s property. The male chose the utility line, which ran along the road, as one of his territorial perches.
At first, he used it to mark his territory boundary by singing from it several times a day. Later, when the female was incubating eggs, he sat on the wire, letting her know that he was nearby with a repetitive one-note whistle.