April 22, 2013

Bird songs

Bird Talk
overheard by Ann Jonas

Birdwatchers use memory phrases to help them remember the songs of different birds. From hiyah hiyah hiyah hiyah (herring gull), kit-kit-kitter-kitter (eastern kingbird), and eat-it-all eat-it-all, eat-it-all (mockingbird) to chick-a-dee-dee-dee (black-capped chickadee), drink your tea, drink your tea (rufous-sided towhee) and hot-dog-pickle-ickle-ickle (rufous-sided towhee), it'll have kids listening to nature sounds instead of their iPods.

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