In my mind, the lovely and distinctive triplets of the White-throated Sparrow song make it one of the most cherished sounds in the northern woods in spring and summer.
I had the good fortune of photographing one up close this morning by the Guild Inn.
Species list: red-tailed Hawk, ring-billed gull, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, gray catbird, house sparrow, common grackle, northern cardinal, house finch, white-throated sparrow. (16 species)
Scenes around the Guild Inn:
The golden-rod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down. – Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)