A tiny marsh wren belting out a little tune on an overcast day in the Arapahoe National Wildlife refuge near Walden, CO.
A male American Redstart full of color and song on a cool early summer afternoon. Never one to sit still for long this little guy was both a frustration and joy to watch and photograph.
Swan River National Wildlife Refuge.
Sound to take in without sound to block out.
Although I posted this a week ago I just became aware of this new study on noise in our national parks and thought it important to pass along. The link is below.
Yes it is more than just a feeling ….Noise levels in our wild places are increasing at a rapid pace and what the consequences are only time will tell. Unless we respect that silence it seems it will soon be gone.
This song seemed to be a gentle warning call but I could be wrong. However, biologists studying Prairie Dogs have discovered they have a complex language and perhaps one day we will understand it. Another discovery that suggest we are less different and more alike on this planet.
Pawnee National Grasslands, CO.