Observations and reflections from without and within
Monday, May 26, 2008
Evening Bird Song
When Mom visits from Mexico in the spring, she comments on the bird songs that awaken us in the morning. In Mexico, roosters and braying animals bring a harsh and noisy start to the day before dawn, but song birds are not heard. I love having the bedroom window open a little to hear our birds greet the day.
Those who are not morning people can hear an even larger bird song mix in the evening. I never understand why people walk on trails plugged into their MP3 players. When we got our first colour Macintosh Performa computer in 1995 (the girls called it our first real computer), we had a game called Amazon Trail.
As you trekked through the rain forest, flashes of colourful birds and bird sounds came from the screen. Last evening I felt like I was in a movie or bird game. The birds and songs were everywhere. I caught a few singers but many more were hidden in the trees.