Monday, May 30, 2011

Mornings In The Woods

This is very much the sound that wakes me in the morning. I am treated to the chorus of Chickadees, Goldfinch, House Wrens, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Nuthatches, Robins and Crows. There are, of course, a few other birds out there that I have not yet identified by their song.

It begins somewhere around 6 am, and will abruptly stop around 11. I'm assuming it's the avian version of the Morning News followed by Good Morning America. Of course, I could be wrong and it's the Today Show I listen to. Hard to tell since I don't speak the language.

Today the sun is out, the sky is blue, the birds have spread their news. The Daily Rain will come later and I am on my way out the door to visit the various cemeteries where the Veterans in my family have been laid to rest.

Happy Memorial Day.


  1. Sherry:

    We live across the street from an 8-acre county park. At least twice a year, all the local crows gather in the park for a "convention." Apparently, they occasionally have some disagreements, resulting in raucous sounds more reminiscent of a rock band than a symphony orchestra.

  2. I will trade you my geese and mallards anytime for your birds - including the crows. You cannot step off my patio without encountering duck and goose crap - Oh, and there is the dog from next door too.
    Leave the patio door open on hot day? Maybe not.


  3. Whit,

    We don't seem to have problems between the crows here. I have seen the robins chase a crow away, now and again, but it's usually a silent type of chase.

    Every morning I pour my coffee and sit near an open window listening. Some mornings I go out onto the deck, that tends to quiet them down too much, I'm only 15 or so feet away from the edge of the woods out there. I think it makes them too nervous.

  4. Sarge,

    We have geese, but I've not seen ducks here. There is a pond hidden near the edge of the woods about a mile from here. They inhabit the pond for short periods when traveling from wherever they came to wherever they're going.

    I'm keeping my birds. They start my day out with a smile.

  5. They are my morning wake up call these days, Sherry. Sure beats the alarm clock.

  6. its always nice to hear the birds singing and enjoying the morning light! except those who squabble. One day on my front porch I witnessed two birds going at it. Must have been fighing over their homestead or boyfriend who knows...LOL...but they were really squabbling and squawking, flittering around towards each other; it was comical.

  7. I love birds, and I love to listen to them. But a bird gave me one of the worst frights of my life. We lived waaaaay out in the country, and there was a pond just a few yards from the house. We were standing on the porch just after dark when a pond bird screeched at the top of it's lungs. I flashed on zombies, vampires, werewolves, chupacabria, ax murderers, and the IRS all attacking at the same time. My heart stopped, but my feet were already movin' on! T-Bird still laughs at me for that.

  8. John,

    That's the part I love the most. They beat any alarm clock made.

  9. Bella,

    The only squabbling I've witnessed is a small tiff between a crow and a robin. Robins are plucky little fellas and he chased that crow all over. LOL

  10. Slick,

    Some of the screeching can be startling under certain circumstances. I've had a woodpecker give me the willies a time or two.

  11. Sherry,
    We' get bird calls year round here. Unfortunately, I can't identify most of them. I just know that in winter they're letting me know the feeder is low.

  12. we have bird conventions ourselves here at Mom's place and strangely enough they have about the same hours as yours.