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Birdsong Absent

I find it quite sad that the sound of birdsong vanishes so quickly. It is at its highest in April to June, but then by the first week of July it suddenly begins to tail of and stop altogether. Obviously the mating season for most birds is in April to mid June and so there is no need for birds to advertise their territorial areas to attract a mate once a nest has been made and the youngsters have fledged. But I still miss the background sound of singing breeding birds on a summer day at this time of the year.