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In Praise of Spring

In Praise of Spring is a selection of nature sounds from a variety of habitats: White Poplar / Bur Oak forest remnant, fields of hay and grain, tree-ringed slough, dugout (water reservoir), spruce windbreak, farm buildings, garden and lawn.

The slough and the dugout are intriguing, ever-changing places. Such water areas attract and nourish a great variety of species.

As spring progresses, the background sounds change. Winter visitors such as Evening Grosbeaks give way to a succession of returning migrants. The permanent residents that are heard on the recording are: Black-capped Chickadee, Ruffed Grouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-billed Magpie, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers and Red Squirrels.

Red-winged BlackbirdIn Praise of Spring came to mind one day at the edge of the tree-ringed slough. From every shrubby patch around the slough, Harris' Sparrows whistled a three-note somewhat minor key song. The words to their song became clear and "Praise of Spring" filled the air - here, three low notes; there three, a half-step higher. The slough, a natural catherdral, held the most memorable choristers ever heard, each with an anthem to spring.


To hear a sample audio clip from In Praise of Spring click on the highlighted species in the list below, or on the picture to the right. All clips are about 20 seconds long and 200 Kb in size.

In Praise of Spring is available on CD and LP.


In Praise of Spring Contents:

1.

American Crows / Black-capped

17.

Brown Thrasher

Chickadee

18.

Whip-poor-will

2.

Boreal Chorus Frogs / Wood Frogs

19.

White-throated Sparrow

3.

Blackbird Chorus

20.

Lincoln's Sparrow

4.

Ruffed Grouse

21.

Harris' Sparrow

5.

Downy Woodpecker

22.

Northern Flicker

6.

Blue Jays / White-breasted Nuthatch

23.

House Wren

7.

Mallards

24.

American Goldfinch / Brown-headed

8.

Canada Geese

Cowbird

9.

Snow Geese

25.

Barn Swallow

10.

Dark-eyed Junco

26.

Western Meadowlark

11.

American Tree Sparrow

27.

Bobolink / Canada Goose

12.

Fox Sparrow

28.

Gray Treefrogs

13.

Song Sparrow

29.

Great Crested Flycatcher

14.

American Robin

30.

Hairy Woodpecker / Red Squirrel

15.

Eastern Phoebe

31.

Chipmunk / Red Squirrel

16.

Red-winged Blackbird

32.

Fledgling Hairy Woodpecker


Total Time - 43:22 CD

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