Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hermit Thrush Wins Audubon Avian Award for Best Original Song

The Audubon Avian Awards:

The Hermit Thrush was given the award for “Best Original Song.”  It is a lovely, piercing, fluting melody, and in and of itself praises the Creator (as all birdsong does, if you really listen—for that matter, “all Creation declares Him,” constantly).  But I found it particularly interesting that this song would “win” this acclaim in today’s relentlessly secular culture, considering the “English translation” of what the song sounds like, for birders:

(scroll down and click on the “sound” tab for recordings and “translation”)

Again, all birdsong (and frog song, and cricket song, and all Creation in its own way) always says this.  But it’s nice to know that at least some people are really listening!

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