Stéphane Grapelli wouldn’t have done it like this, but then he wasn’t a vocalist.
And Lazuli Bunting is! Each of these males becomes mature when it creates its own song.
It’s worth repeating, even if the wind ruffles the breast feathers!
The songs are learned by listening to uncles and fathers, memorizing their licks, and then combining them into a unique sequence. Applause is earned.
Darned wind. We’re still waiting for the violinist, though.
No, not him!
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!
Not to worry, he passed on. Ah, here’s our violinist!
It’s all in the balance.