In marshes across the country, birds awaken on a summer morning. Tall dense grasses and reeds often make marsh birds hard to see, but their voices carry easily across the lush, green landscape. You can hear birds like the Redhead, the Sora, the American Bittern, the Ruddy Duck, this Yellow-headed Blackbird, and many more.
Marsh Voices at Sunrise
Written by Bob Sundstrom
(Dawn chorus https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/516838 )
This is BirdNote.
Sunrise on a summer morning. In marshes throughout the country, birds awaken.
Tall dense grasses and reeds often make marsh birds hard to see, but their voices carry easily across the lush, green landscape.
(Male Redhead calls, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/139672 )
A male Redhead.
(Sora trill, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/88883011 )
(American Bittern “pumping” call, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/70047811 )
An American Bittern.
(Marsh Wren song, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/196478 )
The Marsh Wren.
(Yellow-headed Blackbird song, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/80374781 )
A Yellow-headed Blackbird’s song.
(Pied-billed Grebe song, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/77094791 )
A Pied-billed Grebe.
(Male Ruddy Duck display sounds, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/63014 )
A Ruddy Duck.
(Wilson’s Snipe “winnowing” wing sounds, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/62715151 )
And a Wilson’s Snipe.
Discover more about the birds you just heard on our website, BirdNote Dot Org.
I’m Mary McCann.
Bird sounds provided by The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Recorded by W Hershberger, Jessie Barry, Paul Marvin, Bryan Henson, Bob McGuire, C Gunn, Alice Andrade, Dave Herr, and Tom Benson.
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