Little big bird

One of the sweetest songs to greet the dawn, even in winter, belongs to one of the Kingdom’s smaller birds — the Carolina Wren. Listen for it in the trees long before the sun comes up.

Like all birds, they generally sing on the inhale, not the exhale, though they can do both.  What’s more (need there be more?), songbirds make more complicated sounds than any other animal, including humans, often producing two distinct notes at once.

Politicians do something like that, but not to good effect.

One of the sweetest songs to greet the dawn these days belongs to one of the Kingdom's smaller birds -- the Carolina Wren. Listen to it in the trees long before the sun comes up.

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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