I figured it would be a good idea to follow up the snapping turtle recording with something a little easier on the ears. So here is a pleasant soundscape I recorded in late late April of 2000 at Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky. It features the sweet, pure whistles of several migrating White-throated Sparrows, along with other bird sounds and the gentle trickle of a spring freshet:
White-throated Sparrows singing during migration, 8am, 25 April 2000, Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky. Recorded by Lang Elliott.
with my catch, which reminds me of the pleasure I feel when I stumble on to small groups of white-throats during spring migration. Their rather subdued “migration songs” seemed so out of place, given that this species breeds in spruce and fir forests nearly a thousand miles to the north.