Return of the Birds

Return of the Birds

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10: Hiking to the Upper Ironworks and Indian Pass, Taking the Pulse of Mother Nature
Aug 18 • 19 min
Click the links below for details about the bird vocalizations used in this episode from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:Black-capped ChickadeeCedar WaxwingRuby-throated HummingbirdIntro music: Kai Engel Walking Barefoot on…
9: August in the Adirondacks, Deer Hunting at Night
Aug 11 • 26 min
Credits & Links:‚Äč Click the links below for details about the bird vocalizations used in this episode from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:Purple FinchPine SiskinVesper SparrowWhite-throated SparrowAmerican RobinWhite-breasted…
8: Partridge Drumming, the Cowbirds’ deception, and so many Warblers in the Barkpeelings
Jul 14 • 27 min
Completing a late afternoon stroll in the Barkpeelings. Lounging on a moss sofa, listening to the chorus. Observations on the Cowbirds’ egg-depositing-deception and dereliction of parenting duty. Credits & Links: Click the links below for details about…
7: Reverence for the Hermit Thrush, but None for the Pewee
Jun 16 • 17 min
The heavenly Hermit Thrush. Commentary about the cowardly Eastern Kingbird. The Wood Pewee’s plainness. Praise for the OvenbirdClick here to listen to Episode 1.Click here to listen to Episode 2.Click here to listen to Episode 3.Click here to listen to…
6: Into the Hemlocks
Jun 2 • 22 min
“And what is a bird without its song? It seems to me I do not know a bird till I’ve heard its voice.”John Burroughs’s second essay, Into the Hemlocks featuring the red-eyed vireo, the winter wren and veery. Thoughts on taking specimens for study,…
5: Scarlet Tanager and the End of the Season
May 20 • 12 min
The scarlet tanager and the birds of summer. Observations of the hawk and the end of the season. Click here to listen to Episode 1. Click here to listen to Episode 2. Click here to listen to Episode 3. Credits & Links: Click the links below for details…
4: Veery, Grey Catbird and a Snake Encounter
May 12 • 13 min
The princely disposition of the wood thrush, the cool notes of the veery, the pretense of the gray catbird and a black snake picks the wrong spot to relax. Click here to listen to Episode 1. Click here to listen to Episode 2. Click here to listen to…
3: Welcome Back Cuckoos, Warblers & Thrushes
Apr 28 • 33 min
Click here to listen to Episode 1. Click here to listen to Episode 2. Credits & Links: Click the links below for details about the bird vocalizations used in this episode from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Yellow billed Cuckoo…
2: Welcome Back Flycatchers, Woodpeckers & Thrushes
Apr 21 • 21 min
Episode includes robin’s ramshackle nest and the under appreciated socialis, or song sparrow. Affection for the northern flicker. Click here to listen to Episode 1. Credits & Links: Click the links below for details about the bird vocalizations used in…
1: Introduction
Apr 14 • 17 min
Click the links below for details about the bird vocalizations used in this episode from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:Winter WrenEastern BluebirdAmerican RobinIntro music: Kai Engel Walking Barefoot on GrassOutro music: The…