Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring 24: Pairs

7:10am-7:25am, residential neighborhood, Oakwood, OH
very clear

It's the first clear-skied dawn of my trip in Ohio, and the birds celebrated in pairs: two excited robins here, a pair of black birds there. The perfect image of spring: two birds chasing each other around with much bluster and apparent protest.

One couple was very civilized and sedentary, however, simply calling back-and-forth in low, gentle tones that remind me of clay flutes. The pacing and phasing of their overlaps is fun! Listen for the mourning doves beneath the sparrow-squawks and cardinal calls:


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