Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Music of Nature"

If you haven't been camping yet this spring (or slept with your windowns open), you likely haven't heard the early morning bird song that comes along with this wonderful time of year. Two weeks ago, around 4 am, I was awakened by a lone Eastern towhee perched on a shrub next to my tent. After a few minutes, he was joined by a very loud cardinal, then five more birds singing their early morning songs. Within moments, the surrounding woodlands erupted, 5,000 birds singing from the canopy before sunrise. It's a magical time of year, and Carl Gerhardt and others have captured it in these stunningly beautiful videos of songbirds. See here for short videos with sound, a series titled The Music of Nature. Also, the print of the cerulean warbler is available for sale here.

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