In my neighborhood in the spring and summer, if you sleep with the window open and find yourself awake at 4:30 or 5:00 in the morning, you will probably be surprised at the cacophony outside. Birds. In the early hours, the birdsong is so enthusiastic, it feels like you’re in the middle of a jungle. It’s pretty neat, and if I was actually truly awake enough at that hour, I’d record some of it and submit it to the BirdNET app for identification.
I started using that app one morning this week while brewing some front step coffee, and have discovered that we have particularly noisy Carolina Wrens (which, not really being a bird person myself, I had never actually heard of until now). You learn something new every day.
We also have a woodpecker, and a nest of baby robins, all of which were in my photos this week.
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