Today’s submission shows the brilliant work of Martin Freeland ’23, who is continuing to pursue his passion about birds during the quarantine. Here are his words about the project that he has put together:
“I have recently been working on a study of birdsong patterns (from my bedroom window), and have put together a few figures, combining photos of common backyard birds with spectrograms of their songs… I am including several of these [above]— they are, respectively, Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria), Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea), Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens), and Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). All photos are mine– some were taken at my home, others at school before the shutdown; I generated the spectrograms using my recordings and Oxford’s SpectrumView software.”
This is fantastic! If any of you have been exploring your passions in creative ways like Martin, then please send an email back!
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