White-throated, White-crowned and Song Sparrows continue to give feeble renditions of their songs-as do Ruby-crowned Kinglets. I think this is more adults experiencing similar daylight hours to early spring, aka reproductive (or testicular), recrudecence, as opposed to juveniles ‘practicing’ their vocals? In late September I even had a Song Sparrow briefly repeat his early spring attempts to attack the rival he saw in reflection on my office window! But not with the same vigor.

Location: general
Observer: Sean Smith

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.