Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring 7: Winter V. Spring

6:45am-7:30am, Peters Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
very cold, very clear, breezy

Bird of the Day is a blue jay. I marvel at the contrasting timbres this bird can get - you would never imagine the same bird that makes a raucous jay-screech makes this gentle multi-tonal melodic call:
(recording pending)

Winter is challenging Spring this week, as evidenced by the snow, the cold. The Marsh is re-freezing, and the robin-songs are far fewer (reverting back to robin-scolding-cheeps).

However, you cannot de-bud the trees, Old Winter! Nor can you send the red-winged Blackbirds or the song sparrows back south. It's a slow, protracted battle but the winner is assured... eventually...


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