India sabbatical



Every morning we awake (all too early) to the sounds of tropical birds. Hundreds of birds, in dozens of varieties, each singing to the sunrise.  At about 5am, the songs are dominated by a mixture of calls to prayer from several local mosques.  By 6am, more birds awake and they dominate the scene for another two hours.  Today I set out to record the birds from about 6:15-7:15am, the prime time, and I’m really pleased by the results.  At left you can hear the full hour-long recording.  If you listen carefully, you can hear a faint din of distant traffic, the occasional passing scooter, a distant train, and (at 44min) even the flip-flops of the newspaper man as he delivers the Sunday paper.

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