This is the time of year to get up early and go for a walk. The birds are carrying on from before sunrise to well after sunrise – but go early. They are singing away: greeting the day, attracting mates, declaring their territory – they are in full swing as more and more migrants return to our woods. I have captured some of this activity on a couple of short videos. Just sit back and listen to the chorus. You will hear cardinals, wrens, bluejays, warblers, sparrows, goldfinch, titmouse, woodpeckers, etc.
I have also added a second video of a green heron walking along the shores of Lake Elkhorn. Check out his greenback, red neck, and black crown! This tape has also captured some of the morning chorus as well. Both tapes were taken between 7 and 7:30 am.
Take-a-way: There is always something new to see or to explore when out on a walk. We just need to take the time to look and listen.