Field Notes

Shawneen Finnegan
27. by Shawneen Finnegan on April 02, 2011 at 11:10 pm

In March 2011 a Song Sparrow near Portland, Oregon, ended his song with a distinctive note that sounded very much like the call note of a Swainson's Thrush. Having heard them singing for decades this is the first time I have ever heard one give this note. Had it not been too early for Swainson's Thrush one could have easily mistaken it for one.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this occasionally, confident.

David Fix
31. by David Fix on July 02, 2011 at 09:50 pm

A Song Sparrow holding a territory in the redwoods in northern California in the mid-1990s was noted to put a "keer" call of Marbled Murrelet in its song. The bird lived at the edge of a forest over which murrelets flew, and called intensely, at dawn during the breeding season.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this occasionally, confident.

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