#Meanwhile, as sirens blare and we hunch anxiously over our computers, the birds continue to sing on.

Over the past few months, I've spent the first 15-30 mins (depending upon when I wake up) of my day sitting outside attending the dawn choir. Lately, robins have taken the lead, but today I was delighted to hear varied thrushes filling the landscape with their beautiful, ethereal whistling.

Here’s an excerpt from a recording I took:

(You’ll also hear our Northern flicker, American robin, spotted towhee, dark-eyed junco, pileated woodpecker, among others.)

I’ve been doing a bit of writing about this calming ritual which I plan to share in the near future (on my not-quite-public-yet website), along with a series of field recordings from past sittings.


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