Vail Daily column: Bird songs bring added dimension to winter landscape

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By Edward Stoner

There are many beautiful aspects of winter. Some love the blanket of white strewn across the mountains. Others enjoy recreation that celebrates the unique qualities of snow. I think the part I enjoy most is the noise dampening value of snow. To be immersed in silent, white woods is a wondrous thing. As we run into March, however, that silence will be broken by an equally beautiful phenomenon: bird song. Thus far this winter we have been restricted to the guttural caw of the raven, the ratcheting of the magpie and the occasional “chick-a-dee-dee” of the chickadee. Soon the hills …

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