The Monthly Mix -

It is Spring, again. A time when birds sing and people sing about birds—a lot. You'd be surprised. Here are a few of my favorite songs featuring birds as the content or as the composer. Author's note: I almost didn't include Iron and Wine in protest against the song's use in the movie Twilight, but I relented, because I love the song, and can smugly think of how I enjoyed it well before its days in the tween vampire romance realm.

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  1. Patrick Watson - Big Bird in a Small Cage
  2. The Wooden Birds - The Other One
  3. Horse Feathers - Finch on Saturday
  4. Andrew Bird - The Privateers
  5. The Tallest Man on Earth - Where Do My Bluebird Fly
  6. Basia Bulat - Birds of Paradise
  7. Bowerbirds - In Our Talons
  8. Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions - Blue Bird
  9. Jason Lytle - Birds Encouraged Him
  10. Kathryn Willians & Neill MacColl - Grey Goose
  11. State Radio - Calling All Crows
  12. Dan Deacon - Wet Wings
  13. Iron & Wine - Flightles Bird, American Mouth
  14. Fleet Foxes - Meadowlarks
  15. The Owls - Air
  16. Florence + the Machine - Bird Song
  17. Little Wings - Free Bird