Lazuli Bunting: the Jazz Singer and His Band

Ladies and Gentlemen, the concert hall. Note that the violin is strung, and that the player has taken an unusual position.P1950785

Stéphane Grapelli wouldn’t have done it like this, but then he wasn’t a vocalist.

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And Lazuli Bunting is! Each of these males becomes mature when it creates its own song.

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It’s worth repeating, even if the wind ruffles the breast feathers!

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The songs are learned by listening to uncles and fathers, memorizing their licks, and then combining them into a unique sequence. Applause is earned.

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Darned wind. We’re still waiting for the violinist, though.

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No, not him!

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He’s just another vocalist. Besides, lazuli buntings are rare. We don’t want the red-tailed hawks to be getting any ideas. Oh oh!

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Not to worry, he passed on. Ah, here’s our violinist!

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It’s all in the balance.

6 thoughts on “Lazuli Bunting: the Jazz Singer and His Band

  1. Such a beautiful bird, but I don’t expect to ever see or hear one. Only a few have ever turned up as accidentals in Ontario.

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