Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cardinal songs

A male cardinal was singing loudly in the crepe myrtle near the garden shed this afternoon. 'Whuut, cheer, cheer, cheer...' he sang. Here's an excellent link from Bird Jam and Lang Elliot to listen to a cardinal's song.

'This is MY territory' he said, translated from cardinal language. It was the first cardinal song I'd heard this season. My gardening companion probably heard him this morning- he commented on how many birds were singing now.

We're in a time of winter turning into spring, with wildly variable weather, coming out of a very cold winter for our region. But definitely spring is in the air, with apologies to those of you that are still cold and icy.

1 comment:

  1. I have been hearing lots of songs especially in the morning.
    The Cardinal is the most counted bird from this year's bird count.


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