This morning, an audio visit to Goose Creek. The occasion: robin and tanager calling alternately–until I fetched the mic. So here’s a clip of American Robin, Scarlet Tanager, and Wren (Carolina I think) mixing it up,  with the burble of Goose Creek in the background. I will make my own mix tape of bird and nature noises for my iPhone as an ambient nap-aide.

The the best-laid ones, well, you know. They don’t always follow the script. I had plans for another post topic this morning (yes a rare-these-days premeditated bit) but was overcome by events. Again. And in the process of doing the first thing so that the second could happen, I found one of not many audio files I’ve recorded over the past dozen years. So I thought what the heck, turn on your speakers, hold your nose, and click to play… …to “I’ve Got Plans”–an …

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…and it is not “nevermore” but so much more. They have quite a lot to say. [su_box title=”Got Ravens?” style=”soft” box_color=”#e8d3a9″ title_color=”#235529″]QUESTION: Are you hearing ravens where you live? I’m especially interested to know about other places in Floyd County where these birds may be year-round residences. [/su_box] Their call is the distant throaty croaking you will hear several times, beginning about 10 seconds in. We’ve had these impressive and intelligent members of the crow family living in our valley all along. But I …

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