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It was a rainy day here in Philadelphia, and I spent the better part of the day inside. So, today, I wanted to do something to bring in a bit of spring. Today’s New Thing – learning to identify one of Mother Earth’s most melodious songbirds.

I chose the thrush family because of their ability to sing two notes simultaneously, resulting in an amazing song. The hermit thrush is the lilting flute of the forest, its song is melodious and magical. You’ll recognize the sound next time you take a walk in the woods – listen to it here:

http://www.math.sunysb.edu/~tony/birds/thrushes.html

Then compare the hermit thrush to the beautiful-but-different songs of the other thrushes. Listening to and identifying the hermit thrush was a calming end to a busy day. I hope you’ll appreciate Mother Earth’s sound as much as I did!