Friday, February 29, 2008
Winter Wrens and Rain
On this leap day, two typical Oregon winter features return. One, I'm certain was here all the time, just outside of my senses. The other has been conspicuously absent for many days!
The winter wren is one of the few birds that sing during Oregon's cloudy and dark winters. The cheery song, surprisingly loud for such a little bird, is like a beam of sunlight during the winter's gloom. Is it a coincidence that I heard not one, but six different birds on the same day that the rain returned?