In lieu of getting some extra sleep, I have instead been reflecting upon the beautiful voices I have been listening to over Youtube and my birdsong CDs. The vocal abilities of birds are so astounding and below are a collection of thoughts and words inspired by their amazing songs and my daily encounters.
Staring at me unusually with his brown bespectacled gaze, the Wood thrush fills the forest noon and sings for warmer days.
Sharply bleats the bunting, blazing blue and bright; assertive are his sweet refrains as he spreads his wings in flight.
Pops of noise explode from the tanager's red throat; he twitters kindly to the woods, pleasant are his notes.
Rising fast like morning mist, a Prairie warbler sings; his seeping notes cascading low to cause an echoed ring.
Ethereal and bright, the veery trills at dawn, her flowing notes slip easily in a saintly song.