Winter Morning Birdsong

This morning would have been a lovely day in April or May. But in early February, it didn’t feel right. After a few cold, crisp days to begin the month, the weather has now turned unseasonably warm. The air drifting through my open windows between 7:00 and 8:00 felt soft and balmy, and birds filled the morning with song. Pine Warbler, Carolina Wren, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Bluebird, Tufted Titmouse, and Carolina Chickadee all were singing. Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brown-headed Nuthatch, American Goldfinch, and Downy Woodpecker called. A Red-bellied Woodpecker purred its spring-like quurrr. A Mockingbird squawked harshly, and Northern Cardinals peeped. American Crows cawed, and a flock of blackbirds scattered their calls as they flew over. A Mourning Dove cooed.

By afternoon on a sunny day, the temperature had risen to 80 degrees. 

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