Birds Welcoming SpringApril 2006

You have to imagine the sound, but the following photos show birds opening their beaks in praise of spring.

A couple of weeks ago, a song sparrow began singing.

Song sparrowing singing
  In the past week, the local northern mockingbird started tuning up.
Northern mockingbird singing
  Yesterday, this Carolina wren was giving all it had and something more.
Carolina wren singing
Photo note: I bought a new lens - the Pentax SMC 1000mm reflex - which I'm using with my Pentax *ist D. Being somewhat farther away from a bird's "danger zone," I'm getting a wider variety of poses. Or maybe it's spring, everyone is singing, and who cares whether any photographers are about.

My Pennsylvania bird list

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