For the Birds

When I was in eastern Washington last month, (Spokane), I was delighted to hear a radio program called “Bird Notes.” The particular program I heard documented a male child/fledgling bird learning to sing its own song by copying its father’s song. Recordings cut back and forth between the mature song and different stages of the developing song. You could only describe this as a wonder. How fortunate we are that so many birds are lured by the trees of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. Listen carefully in the the early morning and you will hear an incredible symphony of songs for which we can only be profoundly grateful.