Every morning I’ve been waking up thinking of the friends episode where Phoebe moved in with her cop boyfriend Gary. They wake up in morning and there’s this really loud bird chirping right outside the window. Gary takes his gun and shoots the bird. Next scene phoebe broke up with Gary. The reason I think of it every morning is the birds seem to get louder and louder everyday. They are driving me nuts. I don’t even have a tree right by any of my bedroom windows. I’d never hurt an animal (notice I didn’t say fly here) but it’s a good thing I don’t have access to any firearms. They start chirping as early as 4am. 4am, the sun doesn’t come up until 6ish. What are we chirping about so early in the morning?
according to all about birds:
They sing at dawn (we’re not sure why)
Birds are often up before dawn singing their hearts out and adding their voices to the dawn chorus
. But why do many species sing more intensely at dawn than they do at any other time of the day? Many of the songs heard at dawn are thought to function as warnings given by male birds in defense of their territory and mate. While the dawn chorus is a common phenomenon wherever birds live, little is known about why birds concentrate their efforts during these early hours.
Birds sing to defend and impress
For a bird, singing can be draining. It is both energetically expensive and alerts predators. So then why do birds sing? Evidence suggests that in part, it is to proclaim and defend their territories. Studies have also shown that songs play a crucial role in attracting and impressing potential mates and may signal the overall health of the singer. As in humans, singing in birds is often a chance to show off.
I have to admit, once I’m up, I love listening to the birds and all their chirping. It’s mostly the males making the noise, not the females. See you never know what you’ll find on multiple experiences. Hope everyone has a happy Monday. Listening to chirping birds still brings happy smiles of spring days.