Song sparrows typically learn their songs from a handful of other birds that have neighboring territories. They are most likely to learn songs that are shared between these neighbors. Ultimately, they will choose a territory close to or replacing the birds that they have learned from. This allows the song sparrows to address their neighbors with songs shared with those neighbors.
Beautiful pictures, HJ…excellent photography!
Thanks so much, Indira. 🙂
How interesting about song learning, HJ! I hope you and your family are keeping well. 🙂
Thanks so much, Clare. We are all well. 🙂
I am glad! I apologise for not commenting often recently but I haven’t been well and got behindhand with my blog reading.
You don’t have to apologize sweetheart at all. Are you well now?
I am much better than I was, Thank you HJ ❤