Our woods are waking up from their winter sleep, and birds are moving about in greater numbers, and even returning from warmer latitudes down south. As this happens, my ears are filled with the songs and conversations of these keenly observant creatures: what can I learn from them?
In this short video Jon Young introduces us to the concept of bird language, a form of auditory tracking and situational/landscape awareness.
A blue jay sounds an alarm several hundred yards away: the brush is thick, but now I know they’ve identified a threat.
Numerous birds are singing away: with no threats or territorial disputes to negotiate they let their guard down and chirp away.
What sounds do you hear, and what are they telling you?
For more information, visit Jon Young’s What the Robin Knows website.