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Dawn bird sounds

(10 Posts)
thatbags Sat 14-Feb-15 08:27:03

The complaints about dawn bird song have started (on Twitter, often by people from whom I would not have expected it). We moan about winter darkness and then, when the light begins to return, we moan about the birds getting on with their lives, calling for mates, using the dawn air to carry their song far afield.

That "hating" of nature makes me sad. I wish people wouldn't do it out loud, so to speak.

whenim64 Sat 14-Feb-15 08:30:42

Bonkers! I got up at dawn and it really cheered me up to hear a few birds singing. I look forward to it at this time of year.

hildajenniJ Sat 14-Feb-15 08:33:37

What is the matter with some people. Hearing from the dawn chorus lifts my spirits no end. It makes me think that spring is just around the corner. I love to hear birdsong. Perhaps it is because I was raised in the country, my Dad taught us all about birds, and how to identify them from their song. It's love!y.

ninathenana Sat 14-Feb-15 08:46:08

Their tweets are far more annoying than the lovely birds !

loopylou Sat 14-Feb-15 10:00:22

I love hearing bird song, and mourn the loss of higher level hearing that means I miss a number of bird songs.
We had a Nightingale here last year and I've never heard anything sing so beautifully.

ffinnochio Sat 14-Feb-15 10:24:37

The local owls have had a fine old time hooting these early mornings, and I've had a fine old time listening to them.


ayse Sat 14-Feb-15 11:18:13

I love being up early, opening the back door and listening to the birdsong before the traffic gets too loud. So relaxing and a joy to hear. I just sometimes wish I lived in the country as I did as a child, so there would be less noise interference.

ayse Sat 14-Feb-15 11:19:51

Oh, and in the park on Thursday taking the twins for a walk I saw a bullfinch, bluetit and grey squirrel. Spring is definitely on the way - goody

Lapwing Sat 14-Feb-15 11:27:25

I love to hear the dawn chorus especially after a long dark winter - it soothes the soul.

thatbags Sat 14-Feb-15 11:40:40

Love the new hashtag, ffinn!