This morning there was quite a bit of bird song beside Peninsula Harbour - Savannah, Song, Swamp, Lincoln's, White-crowned and White-throated Sparrows; Common Yellowthroat (first of year), Orange-crowned, Nashville, Black-throated Green, and Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Of these species, I've the least familiarity with the songs of the Lincoln's Sparrow and the Orange-crowned Warbler. Below are a few snippets of each. Sorry about the sound of heavy machinery in background of the LISP video.
Some birders say that the song of the Lincoln's Sparrow defies description. David Sibley characterizes it as:
A continuous jumble of husky, chirping trills with several pitch changes, jew-jew-jew-jew-je-eeeeeeeee-do-je-e-e-e-to, bubbling quality reminiscent of House wren.
Sibley describes the song of the Orange-crowned as:
...a fast trill of fairly flat notes; individual notes not very distinct, last few notes of a lower pitch tititititititututu; notes generally downslurred but so sharp this is hard to hear.
Do you think these verbal descriptions capture some of the memorable elements of these songs?