Electric Thrush: bird sounds played on an Adafruit #Feather @instructables
From the Adafruit Forums comes a unique project. Electric Thrush is a solar powered Electric Thrush uses an SD card of bird calls from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as .WAV files and randomly plays them when a PIR sensor detects something warm with ears going by.
Sitting on the deck in late evening I was truly amazed at the resonant call of a tiny bird sitting on a bare twig at the top of a distant birch tree. The call is amazingly potent to the ear. It belongs to a family of unique singers — thrushes. This one was a Hermit Thrush. Their songs have been characterized as “the voice of the cool, dark, peaceful solitude which the bird chooses for its home.” This group includes: Varied, Wood, Hermit, and Swainsons. Up in Alaska it’s been called the Salmonberry Bird on the northwest coast when it appears during berry season.
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