I recently recorded a sampling of bird sounds on an early morning walk near my home. Take a listen to some of the voices I heard.
As soon as I stepped outside, I heard Killdeer calling kill-deer, kill-deer, kill-deer! from an open field.
Along the field's edge, I heard an American Woodcock repeatedly peenting before bursting into a flight display.
Near a duck filled pond, I listened to early rising Northern Cardinals whistling sweetly, and heard the occasional overlapping song of a White-throated Sparrow.
The outbursts of Wild Turkeys became obvious as I approached a known roost site.
While the sky was brightening, a female Mallard joined in with quack... quack... quack! from the pond, and a Mourning Dove began softly cooing.
Shortly after sunrise, the voices joined to form an avian orchestra. In this final clip, listen for Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Northern Flicker, Blue Jay, and Canada Goose. Who else do you hear?
I can't recommend highly enough venturing outdoors on a weekend morning to listen to your feathered neighbors. At least where I live, there tends to be much less human generated noise (from cars, trucks, and local industry) on Saturdays and Sundays -- especially prior to sunrise.