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Vernal Equinox

Spring is arriving!
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Today marks the Vernal Equinox. And birds are singing in the new season. Listen to the sounds of the Greater Prairie-Chicken, Limpkin, Vesper Sparrow, Black Scoter, Horned Lark, Sandhill Crane, Western Meadowlark, Black Oystercatcher, and Western Screech-Owl.

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Voices of the Vernal Equinox

Written by Bob Sundstrom

This is BirdNote.
[Following are a sequence of 9 different bird voices.]

Today marks the Vernal Equinox. 
Spring is arriving, across the continent. 
The birds sing in the new season.
[Greater Prairie-Chicken,, 0.42-1.15]
[Limpkin,, 0.07-.10, repeat]
[Vesper Sparrow,, 0.28-.59]
[Black Scoter,, .08-.20]
[Horned Lark,, 0.02-.20]
[Sandhill Crane,, 0.08-.16, repeat]
[Western Meadowlark, [, 0.09-.41]
[Black Oystercatcher,, 0.05-.15, repeat]
[Western Screech-Owl, [, 0.06-24]

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Today’s show is brought to you by the Bobolink Foundation.
Bird sounds provided by The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Recordings as follows: 2533 recorded by Harry G. Lumsden, 73922, 120224, 133096, 50227, and 109017 recorded by Geoffrey A. Keller, 141084 recorded by Benjamin M. Clock, 516603 recorded by Wilbur L. Hershberger, 137867 recorded by Gerrit Vyn.
BirdNote’s theme music was composed and played by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Sallie Bodie
© 2017 Tune In to   March 2017/2020   Narrator: Mary McCann

ID#              vernequinox-06-2017-03-20    vernequinox-06  

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