Every now and then, don’t you just want to belt it out? Imagine singing like a Black-headed Grosbeak! Or what about a Carolina Wren? Picture warbling like a House Finch. All this just too rambunctious for you? The call of the American Bittern more your style? Or this Yellow-headed Blackbird? Maybe you’re wild and crazy sounding, like a Pied-billed Grebe?
If you could belt it out like a bird, which bird would you choose? Let us know on our Facebook page.
Singing Like a Bird and Feeling Good!
Written by Chris Peterson
This is BirdNote!
[“Birds flying high, you know how I feel, sun in the sky, you know how I feel…”]
Every now and then, don’t you just want to belt it out! I mean, imagine singing like this guy! [Song of Black-headed Grosbeak]
He’s a Black-headed Grosbeak. [Song of the Black-headed Grosbeak continues]
Or what about these clear, clean notes of the Carolina Wren? [Song of Carolina Wren]
Or imagine warbling like a House Finch! [Lilting song of House Finch]
All this just too rambunctious for you? The call of the American Bittern more your style? [Oomph-a-loompf of an American Bittern] Or the Yellow-headed Blackbird? [Harsh, unmusical song of a Yellow-headed Blackbird]
Naw! You’re just wild and crazy sounding, like this Pied-billed Grebe! [Pied-billed Grebe calling]
But really, if you could belt it out like a bird, which would you choose? Tell us at birdnote.org!
[“Birds flying high, you know how I feel, sun in the sky, you know how I feel…
It's a new dawn, a new day, a new life for me…and I'm feeling good!”]
Selection from “Feeling Good” sung by Randy Crawford, album Feeling Good by Joe Sample, PRA Records 2007.
Bird sounds provided by The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Song of Black-headed Grosbeak 126546 recorded by T.G. Sander; Song of House Finch 105669 by G.A. Keller; Song of Carolina Wren 128907 by G. Vyn; Call of American Bittern 57190 by S.R. Pantle; Song of Yellow-headed Blackbird 50199 by G.A. Keller; Call of Pied-billed Grebe 105421 by G.A. Keller.
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2012 Tune In to Nature.org August 2016 / 2020 Narrator: Mary McCann