[wisb] Song Sparrow diversity and mystery call

I may have told this story before but I will repeat it relative to the recent 
posts regarding the Song Sparrow.? The Song Sparrows in our yard, when they 
complete the whole song, will clearly end with? "Chris-to-pher!":? I recently 
was trying very hard to not think about my son, Christopher and wouldn't you 
know every Song Sparrow for several days was completing the song with 
"Christopher!"
I also am the one that asked for help or suggestions regarding a rather 
metallic like call coming from our grass field.? I had lots of suggestions and 
researched every one with on-line audio? services.? Nothing matched in my 
opinion.? But I have watched? and listened very carefully and I am quite 
certain it is a ending call connected with the Bobolink's song.? It sounds like 
a strumming on a banjo and it has more than one syllable. Just this evening 
they cut the grass in the field so the Bobolinks may be gone for awhile.? Maybe 
it is a dialect picked up by the resident Bobolinks here.

Wyleen High
Amherst, Portage Co


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