Our City Dawn Chorus

By , May 24, 2011

I love when I happen to wake up early enough to hear the early-morning birds, before the noise of the city starts up. Last Sunday morning I awoke and decided to record our dawn chorus because it’s so beautiful!

I really love birdsong. I come from a long line of bird watchers and nature lovers…my dad would take me on nature walks as a little kid, pointing out whose nest was whose (my favorite was the oriole’s sweat-sock nest!), and whose song we were hearing around us (my favorite was the red-winged blackbird). Hearing birdsong is one of my true, deep pleasures in life!

Here’s the sound of our city dawn chorus, with the hollow — almost haunting — song of robins.

Does it sound like yours? Is it different? Who sings at dawn in your neighborhood?

4 Responses to “Our City Dawn Chorus”

  1. snowpeas says:

    That is FABulous!!! I will be going back and listening to this often as birdsong is also one of my favorite things and my neighborhood just doesn’t have enough birds, I guess, to create such a wonderful sound. Thank you for this special post :).

  2. Lindsey says:

    Snowpeas, I’m so glad you liked the bird sounds! Birds are so special…


  3. yu no hu says:

    i just listened to your early morning chorus and it reminded me…did you know that a robin is a …..THRUSH !! similar sounding voice, that hollow in the woodsey song !

  4. Lindsey says:

    yu no hu (heehee, I know who that is!!) – it sure IS a thrush…our favorite, huh! i remember we realized that a couple years ago and it made so much sense. yep, that hollow-woodsy haunting sound. oooo I love it.
    love you too! 🙂

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