Saturday, May 23, 2015

Listen to the Mockingbird

Savannah Sparrow

Well, actually, listen to the Bobolinks and Red-Winged Blackbirds. This field was seething with birds yesterday when I went up. Savannah Sparrows dotted the edges singing their sweet little raspy songs.

Two hen turkeys took off at my passing.

An Upland Sandpiper called almost right in my ear to make sure I noticed his passing.

Common Yellowthoat, the little masked bandit of spring

Cardinals sang, Common Yellowthroats, Yellow Warblers, Willow Flycathcers everywhere....a Harrier passed, rocking low over the grass, pursued by half a dozen smaller birds that didn't like the look of her.

Great Crested Flycatcher seen from the sitting porch

I took a short video so you could hear some of the din. Turn your sound up to experience the techno music of a hay field in spring. The actual video quality is negligible...this is just for the songs.

Brown Thrasher on the Long Lawn

Oh, and I drove this too....although that is not me in the  photo.....


Anonymous said...

OH AGAIN YOU MAKE MY DAY.....I lvoe the pictures and saved the video to play over and over. Bobolink, something we do not have this far north. LOVE that old tractor and the green of that road. WE are blessed. If I can figure out how to gain sound of the LOONS here on the lake will send it at some point. Meanwhile, i am rejoiving in your lessons in birds...thank you!! Have a glorious day in those fields....I will be visiting Erick soon in Northfield and see fields...not as lush as yours ..but will knoe more of the brids for sure...LOVE TO YOU ALL---and thank you!! for gifts...Merri

Cathy said...

Paradise. Just unbelievable. It must be hard to come inside on days like you're having.

Terry and Linda said...

I love just sitting and listening to the birds....this was lovely. Made my heart sing!


threecollie said...

Merri, thanks, it is so beautiful up there this time of year. I hope you have a wonderful visit!

Cathy, in its way it really is. We are lucky. And yes, that was a day to be outdoors. yesterday it was so darned cold we had the heat on. lol

Linda, thanks, I am so glad you enjoyed it.'