Friday, June 26, 2009

Listen to this!

videoAs a gardener, my primary motivation is to enjoy the outdoors and raise some lovely flowers...maybe even a veggie or two. A "side benefit" is all the creatures that share my home and gardens, and this sound is nightly throughout the warm seasons up here. It's the call of the Whip-poor-will , and this is by far the loudest I've ever heard it, I think he was right outside the window! Submitted to Friday Ark.

14 comments:

Kim and Victoria said...

Very cool! I don't think we have those birds around here.

lisa said...

Thanks! You'd likely know it if you had them, their call is unmistakeable! :)

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Awww, you just brought back childhood memories from the grandparents place near Waco. Thanks

lisa said...

Glad to help Debbi! I remember them from my childhood in Indiana when I was very young, but then we stopped hearing them. My dad said the feral cats wiped them out, being ground-dwelling night birds and all (with loud mouths to boot!) Of course they can fly, but I think cats are just such efficient predators. I was sure happy to hear them again when I moved up here!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I was thinking I might get to hear some frog calls, but a bird is fine, too! :) I'm wanting to get a recording of the grren frog, but I need to go with my friend (who owns said recorder) and he's been traveling a lot. (Nice for some!)

donna said...

I totally, totally enjoyed hearing this. Haven't heard a Whip-poor-will since we lived at Kelly Lake in Oconto County. Thank you for the post.

lisa said...

Monica-Frog calls can sure be challenging, especially when they're all mixed together. I hope you get to accomplish your mission!

Donna-I'm really glad you enjoyed it! They sure are unique and pretty birds, and they eat a LOT of bugs! I am more than happy to host them! :)

troutbirder said...

Haunting sound to me. Thanks!

lisa said...

You're welcome! :)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooooh. :) Thanks for posting this, Lisa!

I don't think I've ever heard a whip-poor-will before, but one of the sounds of summer to me is the coo of the mourning doves. And last year (or was it two years ago?) I had an owl who would visit my neighbor's yard around 11:55pm every night as he made his rounds... I LOVED hearing him!

James Oh said...

Cool and fun with the birds sound. How fortunate you are, Lisa.

lisa said...

Kim-I like the mourning doves, too. The owls are awesome and eerie-sounding, I get to hear them up here sometimes as well.

James-Thank you, I think so, too!

mrbrownthumb said...

That yellow violet is so awesome! Me wants one for my garden. I didn't know such a thing existed.

lisa said...

When this one gets bigger I'd be happy to send you a division (or seeds if it sets them).