Day off

Tennessee Warbler

9/11/2011 was a beautiful day, as was the same date 10 years ago. I went looking for migrants in the morning, with the realization that I will be in Lakeside, Ohio attending the Midwest Birding Symposium this coming weekend, where I expect I will continue to see migrants. I may not be able to do much blog posting between now and my return but we shall see.

For what it’s worth, the birds were singing in C minor this morning.

2 thoughts on “Day off

  1. Have a great trip to Ohio.

    It still boggles my mind that you can hear what key the birds are singing in. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around that!

    • A long time ago when I first started thinking about what I was hearing, I ran across an article on the Internet about a student of Mary Sauer’s (CSO principal keyboardist) who was blind and had absolute pitch and could tell the key of the wind in the trees, birds (of course), and I forget what else but the list was long, so I decided to start listening more carefully. I don’t know how to describe it, it’s always been there, and I think I always go back to the 88 keys as my initial reference point.

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