Announcing: Spring has Sprung

Cheerful Bird Announcing the Arrival of Spring

On a recent trip to Victoria, BC, I went for a morning hike along the beach road very close to the ocean. At a distance I heard a little bird happily chirping away. It did not pay attention to the many people walking their dogs very close to the branch where it was perched. So I approached my feathery friend with my camera ready to shoot. It paid no attention to me, even though I was only three meters away, but it seemed to be totally absorbed in the song it was singing. Enjoy.

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32 comments

  1. Amy · May 9, 2018

    What kind of bird? It’s amazing he let you get so close! Loved the video.

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    • Peter Klopp · May 9, 2018

      I am so glad you like the little bird, Amy. I believe the bird is the common song sparrow, not particularly very pretty, but with the ability to sing a happy song.

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      • Amy · May 10, 2018

        Any bird is pretty except perhaps vultures. 🙂

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  2. urban liaisons · May 9, 2018

    Congratulations, just sitting in one of Berlin’s huge forests and hearing a lot of birds (mostly blackbirds) but not a single one does appear. Not unusual normally.

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    • Peter Klopp · May 9, 2018

      Thank you for your words of appreciation! The little bird is most likely accustomed to people walking close by.

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  3. PlantsandBeyond · May 9, 2018

    I LOVE this bird and her delicate announcement. So precious. and the other bird flying on the background. Made me happy seeing this

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    • Peter Klopp · May 9, 2018

      Thank you for your kind comment! I am glad you liked our little feathery friend.

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  4. Sarah · May 9, 2018

    What a beautiful song, Peter! Thank you for sharing it with us and Happy Spring!

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  5. arv! · May 9, 2018

    Well captured and ​timed

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  6. Robert Parker · May 9, 2018

    That’s nice! So glad to hear these little guys singing away, very cheerful indeed! 🙂

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  7. Nurul Fitri Lubis · May 9, 2018

    Beautiful song, Peter.. And enjoy your spring there. Looking forward your spring photos in the posts..

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  8. Stella, oh, Stella · May 9, 2018

    A sweet little guy with a beautiful song! Well caught, Peter!

    Spring has also arrived here with all its different, soft greens. That is unique in spring, that the trees have so many different shades of green, and some even yellowish and orangish. Later on in summer they have more or less all the same colour. It came late but then with a burst of energy!

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    • Peter Klopp · May 9, 2018

      Here too spring is trying to catch up after a long and nasty winter. Glad you liked my little bird, Brigit.

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  9. kopfundgestalt · May 9, 2018

    Sehr schön!

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  10. Pure Glory · May 9, 2018

    Peter, thank you for sharing the bird’s song. Here in Alaska, the Canadian geese and sandhill cranes are passing through to nest further north. It is so good to see new birds that haven’t been here all winter. We still have snow on the ground but it is melting. When are leaves pop, summer will be here. (We don’t have Spring, only break up and then summer.)

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    • Peter Klopp · May 9, 2018

      It is a great mystery of God’s creation to have birds fly so far north to their nesting grounds. Hopefully you will see summer very soon. One could describe Alaska as a two-seasons country. Best wishes! Peter

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  11. taphian · May 10, 2018

    there is definitely love in the air, dear Peter. Springtime has a magic for all of us, be is mankind, be it birds etc. We had quite warm weather here, but now it cools down by a thunderstorm, kind regards from hamburg, Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · May 10, 2018

      Due to much rain and warm temperatures our rivers and creeks are swollen to maximum capacity and threaten to flood many valleys in BC. Fortunately, where we live, the Columbia River is controlled by a series of dams. Thank you for your kind comment, Mitza!

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  12. Ann Coleman · May 10, 2018

    What a sweet little bird! Thanks for sharing, Peter!

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  13. Brenda Davis Harsham · May 10, 2018

    Singing its heart out… so sweet.

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  14. Dina · May 14, 2018

    Such a gorgeous little creature, singing his heart out. ❤ This is a wonderful time of year. The birds are nesting and busy and chirping and I love listening to them, especially the evening song of the blackbirds.

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    • Peter Klopp · May 14, 2018

      It is especially enjoyable after a long and hard winter. Thank you, Dina!

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  15. jml297 · May 30, 2018

    Great photo and video, Peter! And thank you for sharing a beautiful spring moment 🌸

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