Highlands of western Virginia: Grindstone Campground, Mt. Rogers
May 5, 6:28 a.m.
Sunrise at 6:28 am.)
A least flycatcher, a neighbor to the bird singing in VA-55, races through his cheBEK songs at a clip of about 70 songs per minute. He adds one other sound from his repertoire, a light twitter at 0:04, a call often given as he changes perches, but here just given between songs from the same perch.
Dark-eyed junco, American robin, mourning dove, and a neighboring least flycatcher. Beginning at about 30 seconds, one can hear a car passing on the nearby highway.
Photo by John Van de Graaff