The sky starts lightening before 5am in Olympic National Park and the birds are there for it. First, it’s the Dark-eyed Junco, then the Pacific Wren, followed shortly by an American Robin. I’d like to sleep in. This is a vacation after all, but my recent obsession with learning to ID bird calls is getting the best of me. Plus there are a lot of birds in the Pacific Northwest that aren’t in California.
I love how you are focused on the sounds of nature. It just occurred to me that this makes sense as you are a musician. I’m a visual artist so I focus on the visual. Reflecting on what you share about bird songs leads me to make a mental note to open up my auditory senses as well when I’m out nature walking.
That sounds glorious! On so many levels! Enjoy the journey!