Tuesday, May 12, 2015

fade away




Stepping out
in early May,
birdsong,
spun like fine
silver silk,
is woven into
the morning light. 




Listen to them
calling...



Listen to
their voices...



warblers to grace your day,
warblers that will not stay,




like the silver light of morning
soon to fade away.





© 2015 Richard Havenga

Bird Identification:

1. Prothonotary Warbler - Kalamazoo River - Allegan State Game Area, Michigan

2. Bay-breasted Warbler - Home Woods - Cannonsburg, Michigan

3. Blue-winged Warbler - Goodwillie Environmental School - Ada, Michigan

4. Yellow Warbler - Home Woods - Cannonsburg, Michigan

5. Black-throated Green Warbler - Home Woods - Cannonsburg, Michigan

6. Chestnut-sided Warbler - Home Woods - Cannonsburg, Michigan



Play these bird calls from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Prothonotary Warbler 

Bay-breasted Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler 

Yellow Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler