The first time we heard this sound was just incredible. It felt like we were living in paradise.

Now, ever year, it marks one of our favourite seasons. You’ll hear what I mean from about 12 seconds into this one minute in écovallée. This (shot on my reasonably priced, impact-resistant phone with a genuinely terrible picture) is the Golden Oriole, above our home yurts, hidden behind the spring greens.

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