Red-winged Blackbirds

The red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) returned to the shores of Prospect Lake several weeks ago. Every morning, on my walk across the park, I have listened to their metallic voices calling from the top of oaks, maples, and honey locusts. Theirs is a simple, haunting, repetitive call, like a mantra: first a short phrase, with … Continue reading Red-winged Blackbirds

Alborada azul

Alba es una diosa nívea. Pero hoy se vistió de azul. Una onda tropical ha velado con estratocúmulos el cielo sobre nuestro valle y nos ha bañado con lluvias torrenciales y pertinaces. Por la densa cobertura nubosa, las primeras luces de esta alborada fueron azules. Yo estaba desvelado y me levanté a observarlas. Azul de … Continue reading Alborada azul