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Old 06-07-2016, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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One of my favorite birdsongs come from this guy:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/...ted_Sparrow/id

and I hear them often around my house. One individual I heard while four-wheeling had a rather strange song though...it started normally but added a third note after the first cluster of three notes on the same pitch. Three distinct notes...four if you add the small quarter-step change. I've never heard that before, and was wondering if it was a confused bird, or a different form I didn't know about...do some birds do this? It almost seemed it had some kind of accent or something...hmmm...
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:38 AM
 
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My all-time favorite: loons! How haunting...


Click on pair wail: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Loon/sounds
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:07 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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I read somewhere a few years back that scientists had conducted a test and found that the song of most birds lengthen as does the days. After summer solstice, the length of song diminishes as does the daylight.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: The South
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We have lots of these in our neighborhood and around our house. I always enjoy hearing them.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Song_Sparrow/id
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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I love listening to the finches early in the morning; they are so beautiful.
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Old 06-10-2016, 11:51 PM
 
Location: CO
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Maybe they weren't paying attention to how their parents sounded! I had a bluejay for a couple of years who "tooted" instead of the normal bluejay calls. Who knows?
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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I have noticed birds near me that sing beautiful, happy songs all early spring. As soon as they pair up and have that egg, I never hear then sing again.

Sometimes birds change their songs to be heard above, or be differentiated from the songs or sounds around them.
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