Chickadee

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In the last few weeks, one of the first sounds I hear when I get up early for work is the sweet soft whistle of chickadee song. Just hearing it makes me happy even when I’m groggy and otherwise unenthusiastic about another work day. (I’m not an early riser by choice!)

Chickadees have more than one call. There’s the repetitive, somewhat nasal song that probably gives them their name, and then the sweet whistle song I’ve been hearing early in the mornings. I found a neat site that has tons of recorded birdcalls. It’s called enature.com. Click here, then scroll down to “Black Capped Chickadee” to hear the two chickadee songs.

What is your favorite bird? (It can be a bird found only in books. Phoenix, dodo, mockingjay, anyone?)

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