Thursday, May 26, 2011

Spring 63: Strategy

Monday, May 23, 2011
7:50am-8:20am, Bussey Brook Meadow, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA

I am so tired of the rain!

Today I learned a good reason not to be hard-core about the mornings, especially with this inclement weather.

My wet morning outing turned up little more than 1) a beautiful oak; 2) a robin; and 3) a grumpy mood.

At midday, when the rain had stopped, I went for a little run in the Arboretum and was surprised by how many more birds were singing at noon in dry weather than in the morning under rain. I was surrounded by lovely sounds - and I was recorder-less!

Lesson learned - as atmospheric as my rain-filled field recordings are, I am going to hear more birds when it's dry out, even if it's later in the day. Better for me and the project in the long run!

Thanks to today's rainy robin for being a persistent singer, and helping me refine my strategy:


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