On May 17, 2020 I recorded this first audio document, of a variety of birds, I had never heard before from my apartment in all the years I have lived there. Prior to that moment the streets of New York City were astonishingly quiet from the Covid-19 lockdown of the city as of March 13 through June 8, 2020. 

Birdsong was short-lived as infrastructure work began on May 19th, prior to the Covid-19 Phase 1 re-opening of NYC.