Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Who Is Sam Peabody?

My walk early this morning brought thoughts of spring. The sky was a clear blue, there were birds chirping and singing, finally breaking the silence of winter. I was able to identify a Phoebe, a Cardinal, and a raucous Blue Jay. I decided that I better take home The Bird Song Ear Training Guide Book on CD again to sharpen up my identification skills before the real onslaught of spring birdsongs begins. Do you know which bird calls out “Poor Sam Peabody, Peabody, Peabody?” My grandmother, who was from New Brunswick, always claimed he was really saying, “"O-oh sweet Canada, Canada, Canada." If you don’t know who this mystery bird is, you may want to take the CD home. There is a special bonus for dog lovers; just wait to see the look on your dog’s face when he hears a Mourning Dove cooing from the stereo speakers. It’s priceless.


  1. Anonymous10:15 AM

    I thought it was Old Sam Peabody. Maybe my birds were mumbling.

  2. Anonymous6:39 PM

    This song is from a White Throated Sparrow. I live in N.J. and hear them in the spring.
    Old Sam Peabody Peabody Peabody

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