Sunday, June 26, 2011

Spring 86: Birds on High

Monday, June 20, 2011
5:20pm - 6:30pm, Aullwood Garden MetroPark, Englewood, OH
warm, humid, rainy

I've come to investigate the park and confirm the time of day our July 9th performance. I've been thinking 6pm, since the woods seem to get dark early, and today's visit confirms this as a good hour.

As soon as I enter, I hear my first wood thrush of Aullwood! It's beautiful, and I'm excited to add him to the list of birds that can be included in the show.

I walk through the wooded path two times, trying to get a feel for the space. It's longer than I remembered. I hear robins, a cardinal, a crow, and maybe a goldfinch.. or wood peewee?

Lots of these really high birds, who are my Birds of the Day:

By the creek, I discover a tree with incredibly gnarled, exposed roots, and instantly imagine a dancer with limbs twisted in imitation.

Lots of new birds in the meadows who I still need to learn ...!


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