Sunday, May 13, 2007

Alley Birds

One might expect that if you birded the alleys of Chicago you would see pigeons, house sparrows and rats (pigeons without wings). But in the alley next to this building there are white-throated sparrows and ovenbirds. On my way to Dominicks (the Midwestern spelling of Safeway) I listened to a white-throated sparrow sing in another alley. The acoustics are excellent for bird songs in city allies – just the right amount of reverb.

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