As I worked in my home office a few minutes ago, a western…

As I worked in my home office a few minutes ago, a western bluebird flew over the house singing its brief, sweet song.

Being able to birdwatch in the midst of other activities is one of the best things about learning bird vocalizations.

Audio credit: Cornell University’s All About Birds page for Western Bluebird songs, which links to a Macaulay Library recording apparently made in Oregon in 1961 by Robert C. Stein. Technically I think I may be violating their copyright by reposting it here. For the purposes of this post, though, I’m going to think of it as an unauthorized bootleg of a performance by an artist who’s cool with such things, and have my fannish way with it.

Image credit: I’m on safer ground here. That’s Western Bluebird in Sonoma, California by Wikimedia user SarahStierch, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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Tags: birdwatching, western bluebird.

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