One of the joys of springtime is opening up our windows and hearing the birds. Their sounds are so familiar. I’ve been listening to them for a lifetime and yet, sometimes I don’t know the bird that is singing a particular song. When I realized that, it felt so strange, like not knowing the face of a dear friend.
The BirdNET app has helped me do some identification. This morning, I opened the window and, along with the cats, listened to the birds. I recorded their songs into the app and was able to discover who was singing in the backyard. First, a robin. What amazing range this beauty has. I feel like I have heard her every day of my life. And then the mourning doves. I have seen them, at times, on our roof and now I know for sure they are still here. And lastly, the cardinal. They are such beauties and it still seems rare to get a sighting. Now that I know their sound, I can tell they are here, even if I can’t see them.
Are you listening to the birds? Who sings in your neighbourhood? I’d love to know. If you’re not sure, perhaps the BirdNet app will be a treat for you too.
On the New Moon, I began a new blog series: 40 Days of Beauty, Goodness & Love, little moments of light to get us through a difficult time. If you get solace, peace and inspiration from this, please share with others who need the same.
PS In the video below, be sure to put on subtitles.
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