Click, click, click goes the keys.
I made another ATC today; this time I used digital collage. I was inspired by a page I stumbled across in Why Birds Sing: a Journey Through the Mystery of Birdsong. According to a list of bird sound mnemonics, the Yellow Rail’s bird call sounds like a typewriter. I found an audio clip of it’s call. You have got to listen to it – it is really incredible.
The information I included on the ATC about the Yellow Rail is from Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds. The image of the Yellow Rail itself is by artist nineteenth century artist James DeKay.