Anyone who has been in the woods or the countryside knows there is much to hear, especially early in the day. This morning as we drank our tea and coffee on the porch we listened, trying to identify everything we heard. It was early, just before 7 am. Here's some of what we heard within five minutes of just paying attention:
- crows calling on the ridge
- mourning doves (Larry calls them rain crows but they weren't calling for rain this morning unfortunately)
- an owl somewhere in the distant woods (what kind? Not screech; maybe a barn owl)
- a hawk, probably the young redtail that lives on our land
- dogs barking over at the neighbors'
- bees--the bergamot and pineapple sage by the porch are popular right now
- hummingbirds at the feeder and also at the pineapple sage
- a rustle in the dry leaves of the woods--chipmunk? towhee?
- Charlie lapping her saucer of milk
- the squeak of our rockers
- a tree frog, we think it was, calling
- a very high-pitched sound of insects singing but I do not know what they were. Not cicadas--maybe crickets or grasshoppers? I've heard this sound for years but never thought about what made it.
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