Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday Explorers Club ~ Drumming in the Spring

photo by Ken Thomas, Wikimedia Commons

Can you hear the season changing? There.... drumming, from the far side of the field. A woodpecker tapping out secret codes to anyone with the right decoder ring.

This week, find a dry place to sit outside. Close your eyes and just listen. You might hear woodpeckers drumming on dead trees (and anything else that gives them a resonant sound). You might hear birds calling. A few days ago a couple of mourning doves filled the early evening air with gentle coos. Are there other birds calling out?

Check out the woodpecker drumming on this short BirdNotes recording.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful bird. I love woodpeckers. I'm afraid there are no dry places to sit around here! We are having a most rainy winter. Thanks for the post.