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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dawn

Majestic dawn yesterday morning at 5:12 am, here at "Bobolink Farm" our NH property. The rosy sky brightened and we were greeted by the dawn chorus of the birds. Catbirds, Tree Swallows, Hermit Thrushes, Bobolinks, Cardinals, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, warblers and much more. Their songs were carried on the immensely still, clear air to our ears. What a heavenly way to wake up.

Birds sing more in the morning because the acoustical quality of the air then is perfect for broadcasting. Most of the song comes from males who are proclaiming their territories and some are seeking mates. Try birding by ear in your morning. To learn bird songs better see our popular Stokes Field Guide To Bird Songs CDs. They can be played on a CD player or downloaded to your ipod.

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