Spring Birds in Jacumba 4-13-15

Nashville Warbler 4-11-15

Nashville Warbler 4-11-15

Nashville Warbler 4-11-15

Nashville Warbler 4-11-15

Western Kingbird 4-12-15

Western Kingbird 4-12-15

Ash-throated Flycatcher 4-12-15

Ash-throated Flycatcher 4-12-15

Lawrence's Goldfinch 4-12-15

Lawrence’s Goldfinch 4-12-15

Tuning Device for "the Cat's Meow" by American Modern composer Charles Ives.

Tuning Device for “The Cat’s Meow” by American Modern composer Charles Ives.

 

Musicologists might recognize this as the tool used to tune the orchestra for an obscure work by composer Charles Ives, The Cat’s Meow.  A trombonist friend, who has perfect pitch, told me that she’d rather be deaf than listen to most of Ive’s works.