The birds are coming back. I saw some robins last week, and have seen a lot of cardinals flying around behind our house. I found some information regarding cardinals indicating that they are not migratory, but despite this I don’t recall seeing one around here in the winter.
Anyways, I got back from shopping this afternoon, and had my handheld digital voice recorder with me. I don’t really recognize birdsongs, but I know what a cardinal sounds like.
There was one high up in a tree right next to our garage. I was in a blissful enough moment to stop and record it for a bit.
If you listen closely you can hear another cardinal in the distance (perhaps answering its call?).