Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Morning Music

I awoke this morning to the lovely songs of migrating warblers. My not-so-experienced ear identified the songs of the Black-throated blue warbler and the Black and white warbler. Also some that I knew were warblers (because they warble) but could not see in the trees. There were quite a few Northern orioles, Gray catbirds and American robins in the mix. What is so special about my personal symphony is that I live in the city. Chester, Pa, to be exact. I live within 10 miles of a major airport, train route, and the intersection of two interstates. If you can wake up and hear the songs of birds here means the birds have quite a presence (0r I have exceptional hearing)! I welcome these delightful visitors to my yard and you can, too. Even if you live in a metropolitan area you can attract birds to your yard and provide the necessary ingredients to provide for their needs and give you the pleasure of your own morning music!


  1. I love the sound of birds in the morning too, but i don't know which ones make which noise (except my wrens, they scream at me when go out my back door!) :-)
    Am looking forward to more backyard habitat observations!