Then, I realized, to my surprise, that I was listening to Meadowlarks, Cardinals, Flycatchers, Grasshopper Sparrows, Chipping Sparrows, Cowbirds, Nuthatches, House Finches and North American Crows.
I could identify at least fifteen songs and calls. It was as if I was sitting at a lakeside in Iowa, Missouri, or Wisconsin.
I have thirty plus years of bird watching diaries. I know my birds...especially my Midwest birds.