"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bird songs of spring

A Northern mockingbird  Photo by J.J. Meyer
Ah, love is in the air.

A mockingbird was singing its heart out this morning, something I haven't heard all winter. Though it's a little early for mating season to begin, our fine feathered friends are establishing territory and looking for a mate through vocalizations.

Just a few days ago, I also heard the cooing of a male mourning dove. The song is vocalized mainly by unmated males from a conspicuous perch. It’s a soft coo-oo followed by two or three louder coos. To hear this song, go to Cornell Lab's All About Birds.

Happy Birding!

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