Thursday, October 6, 2011

Waking with Whitethroats in West Virginia

Monday through Wednesday the sounds were absent here. But Thursday morning, the seeps and pinks of newly- arrived White-throated Sparrows rose from the break-of-day woods here at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in West Virginia. How I love that sound, and that time of day.

Or times of day, I should say, because again as dusk settled after dinner the whitethroats let each other know they were all right, that they were back for the winter. And that I was all right, too.

The seed will go out the day I return to Cape May.

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