The stream that runs through the slough forest with tree swallows and a field sparrow in the background.
A song sparrow alarm and call alarm and call. The high pitched notes will be difficult for older people to hear.
A Red-winged Blackbird’s typical call from the top of a tree near the Grand River. An American Robin is singing in the background.
There are several Red-bellied Woodpeckers in the immediate vicinity of the Ruthven Park mansion. Their Quirr calls are commonly heard, but they seem to be hard to see.
There is a colony of Purple Martins nesting in the Park. In fact, the nesting box is in right on the edge of the parking lot. This doesn’t seem to bother them at all.
The chorus frogs seems to be getting louder. Maybe they’re happy with all the rain we’ve been getting.
There seemed to be Eastern Tufted Titmice everywhere today. They aren’t a common bird in the Hamilton area, so it takes a bit of time to recognize their different calls. This cheer call is different from the cheeva call I recorded earlier.
I’m discovering that it’s difficult to get a clear recording, first, because there are so many other birds calling, and second, because here in southern Ontario, there is so much other background noise. I may have to get up a lot earlier to beat the road and air traffic!