Black-capped Chickadee sings Cheese-burger

All April three or four of these little birds have been frequenting the suet cake and singing in the forest – heard halfway along Tom’s Run Road on 14 April, and recorded near the Clarion River several days earlier:


For more information on the bird, and additional sounds recordings, visit these pages on Audubon & the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which provides this fact:

Every autumn Black-capped Chickadees allow brain neurons containing old information to die, replacing them with new neurons…

(The suet cage is a napkin holder because some creature of the night carried off the proper ones – the birds think it’s tacky, but they’ve agreed to tolerate it until replacements are obtained.)

Cook Forest Soundscape: River Road in the Rain

This recording was taken 3 April, a rainy Tuesday when River Road was about as quiet as it ever is, in the daytime.  On the recording are: a dozen or so robins, a pair of warblers, a red squirrel or two [long chatter sound].  Automobile sounds, near the end of the clip, come from people getting into a car and preparing to leave, and another car driving east on River Road toward Clarington.  No alterations were made except for volume normalization and trimming of the ends of the clip.

This is the first in a series of recordings to be taken in and around Cook Forest.  Please add our channel on SoundCloud: