Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Birds Express Joy for Tea

This past Monday, I attended  Penn-Cumberland Garden Club, which is comprised of an inspiring group of 130 women who are interested in the environment on many levels.  Gardening of course, horticulture, flower arranging, pressed flower designs, herbs, vegetables, flowers and birds.   Birds were the theme for the meeting.  Ways and means sold bird house while the "Share your Passion" committee had Audubon Magazines out for the taking.  The luncheon table featured egg salad.  The program was given by Chris Rebert, a naturalist at Wildwood, our urban wetland park.  Chris taught us how to identify birds based on markings, habitat and song.  His program was excellent.  Many songs can be easily recognized when you learn to put words to the sounds. 
The call of the Carolina Wren is "Tea Kettle, Tea Kettle, Tea Kettle".   Follow this link which takes you to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website where you can here this call.   

But my favorite call and song came from the Eastern Towhee.  The female is pictured above and the male is pictured below.  It's call note says "Drink, Drink"  and the bird's song is "Drink Your Tea".  Don't believe me?  Listen here.

5 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh those birds are so sweet! It really does sound like Drink your tea!!

Marilyn said...

What a fun sight for hearing the bird calls. I had to listen to the red cardinal too, as I love their call and we don't have them here.

Antiques And Teacups said...

How fun! I had no idea! Thanks for sharing that bit to tea related whimsical knowledge!
Ruth

Steph said...

Very cool!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I had fun listening to those links! Thanks for posting them!