Sunday, October 23, 2011
Birds Have Their Seasons
Birds have their seasons in the Hudson Valley, as everywhere else.
So different now from spring and summer, when we’re visited by all sorts:
This fall, we cleaned out the wrens’ dummy nests (as they’re called among the cognoscenti), opened the old boxes so they can’t be used, and put up new boxes in the open, away from the brush.
Now all we can do is wait for spring.
For a Spotify playlist of bird-inspired pieces, click on Birds Have Their Seasons.
Pablo Casals, El Cant Dels Ocells
Franz Liszt, St. Francis of Assisi's Sermon to the Birds
Olivier Messiaen, Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps III. Abîme des Oiseaux
Einojuhani Rautavaara, Cantus Arcticus
Maurice Ravel, Miroirs II. Oiseaux Tristes
Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
Credits: All photographs on this blog, unless otherwise indicated, are mine. For a larger view, click on the photograph.