The sound of Spring

Spring has pretty much arrived in Japan. One of the greatest pleasures is to hear again the call of the Uguisu 鶯 or Japanese Bush Warbler. I am not much of a Rock Watcher, and I must admit that I’ve spent more time looking at wildlife through telescopic sights than I have binoculars. But there is something very special, very evocative about hearing the Uguisu, reproduced here for your listening pleasure.