Avian Satori

In Japanese Buddhism, the word "satori" refers to "an awakening," more particularly a spiritual awakening that often happens suddenly. In the bird world, especially among temperate zone songbirds, each and every dawn during the breeding season begets an "avian satori," a vocal awakening and celebration that occurs in the magical "twilight … [Read more...]

Wood Thrush Video Portrait

One of the great joys of living on a large block of forest is hearing the songs of Wood Thrushes almost every day from late April to late July. The ones in this video were all on our property near Easley, and the nest was near our home. While easy to hear, Wood Thrushes are shy birds, and nearly all of the clear views I have had of them were … [Read more...]