The Bird Songs of April

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The month of April inspires poets, sometimes with contradictory results. T.S. Eliot describes April as "the cruelest month." Shakespeare strikes an upbeat note, writing "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." Let April speak for itself. Listen to the birds.

In Southeastern Alaska, the exuberant voice of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet – – – In a Washington State marsh, a Common Yellowthroat – – – In South Texas, this Long–billed Thrasher – – – In a dense Midwestern shrub, a Brown Thrasher holds forth. And in the East, a White-throated Sparrow sings sweetly.

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