, Raven Winds His Clock Download
It is mid March. Late winter. The snow is still thick and deep. Raven is happy because longer winter conditions makes more of his food. But still he wonders, "Isn't this lasting longer than normal?" . He winds his clock just to be sure it hasn't stopped. Nobody listens. Length: 4:41
Four ravens are present and one sounds like a winding clock. The others sound somewhat like crows only with lower voices with aarghs, aaahws, and ohrrrrs. A crow caws in the background. A blue jay is also present.
A supply of seeds is attracting red-breasted nuthatches. Their whimpering call is heard at the beginning of the recording. Some of their sounds remind me of Larry of "The Three Stooges"! Listen carefully and you can hear them fly to a nearby tree trunk. Once there, they walk headfirst down the trunk. When they find a suitable crevice in the bark, they wedge the seed in, and crack it open with several sharp "woodpecker-like" strikes of their beak.
A small flock of pine siskens and goldfinches arrive. Near the end, a breeze starts to pick up, two pine siskens take over the microphone, calling back and forth. Three blue jays arrive in the background using several different calls back and forth. Edited and mixed digital field recordings. Length: 4:41