Weaving words of grace and gratitude through the fabric of my photography, I wish to share the everyday miracles of God's creation. Writing with a blend of curiosity, discovery, and spirituality, I invite the reader-viewer along a trail of words and images; thoughtfully selected and graciously given.
Improvise - v., 1. to perform or provide without previous preparation. 2. to compose (verse, music) on the spur of the moment. 3. to recite, sing, utter, etc. extemporaneously.
That would be the Brown Thrasher, with the incredible play list. The Brown Thrasher is one of three members of the bird family Mimidae. All three improvise their song, and frequently mimic songs of other birds. They have no one song of their own.
Generally, Catbirds repeat phrases once; Brown Thrashers twice; and Mockingbirds three or more times.
Upon arrival in the spring, the male sings loudly from the tree-tops trying to attract a female.
SONG: Loudly sung, during breeding season, the Thrasher repeats each phrase that it mimics or invents, singing each phrase two times in rapid sequence.
Once mated, they are more difficult to observe; giving softer versions of their songs from dense thickets, of shrubbery.
CALLS: A loud, sharp chak, like a Fox Sparrow. A low, toneless growl chhhr. A sharp tsssuk. A rich, low whistle peeooori, or breeeew.