Random Moments of Delight #4: Sweet Songbird

What could be more delicious than waking to the music of a songbird?

I am a visual person and process so much information with my eyes that I sometimes forget to pay attention to my other senses. But this week, as I relaxed in bed, I heard the flutters and flitters of a flock of little songbirds in the tree in our backyard. I couldn’t see what kind they were but it was lovely just listening to their busy conversations. Now each day I tune into the myriad of songs in my suburban back yard, trying to hear the different music of each kind of songbird.

I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.
Pete Hamill


Sky Blue Beauty … a House Finch, Lumix FZ35, © FireBonnet 2011

The song and call of a House Finch:



Bottoms Up … a House Finch, Lumix FZ35, © FireBonnet 2011

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz

My moments of delight this week were inspired by the sweet, simple sounds of a songbird, so freely given, just waiting for me to tune into (no pun intended 😉 ).

As always, I welcome your comments on this or any other part of my blog.


What random moment of delight would you like to share? This challenge (or rather non-challenge) is about sharing moments of delight with each other each week (read here for more info). Please put a link back here into your post, so others may take part if they wish. If you have trouble entering your post in the linky below, just let me know the url in the comments section and I can add it for you.

Enjoy other people’s moments by visiting them and saying hi. Thank you to everyone who participated last week (here) (I hope I didn’t miss anyone.)

9 thoughts on “Random Moments of Delight #4: Sweet Songbird

  1. Meghan Post author

    Yes Sonel, that’s the clip that had Jack hunting all around the computer looking for the bird. How lovely that you can hear their song all day. I have to tune in to hear them over the sounds of suburbia in the middle of the day. I’m looking forward to Idaho when I can hear the woodland birds again.

  2. Sonel

    So beautiful Meghan and such stunning shots as usual. I love waking up in the mornings with the sweet sound of their chirping and because we have so many trees here I can hear them all day long. Wonderful quote and love the sound clip. Is that the one where Jack was so confused? LOL!

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  5. Meghan Post author

    Patricia, the badge with my changing artwork is using html code I got from Fine Art America where my online gallery is, not something WordPress has. But you might be able to create your own with a plugin that allows a slideshow.
    I bet spring is wonderful where you are though… when the birds all come back and start nesting.

  6. Patricia

    I love the way you have your art changing on one badge! How do you do that?

    I miss hearing the birds. Most of them have gone south this time of year and there are not many around except sparrows.

  7. Meghan Post author

    How wonderful to have such a positive side effect of the bitter cold. It must be so colorful and musical in your back yard. I didn’t mention it in my post, but a species of hummingbird (Anna’s) stays around all winter and visits our feeder and bougainvillaea every day. I love those sweet things.

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  9. Sally

    I absolutely agree. “My” birds are a gift every day. Sometimes I feel as though I have Disney World in my backyard. It’s been unbearably cold for weeks, and the variety of species at my birding station keeps increasing. Some have arrived that I’ve never see (hermit thrush), and lucky me the bluebirds are feeding for the first time in winter. They’re always around in the spring and summer. All this rant is to say that their sweet sounds are calming and nurturing. I so glad that you noticed.

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