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Geezer, SeanB ewe are lucky ...here I have to contend with the Pachyderm dawn chorus !!..those pesky elephants really piss me off !!
When I lived in Windsor, I had to put up with the dawn chorus of DC10s and Jumbos of the non-pachyderm genus.
Last night, as I was trying to get back to sleep after being rudely awakened by my CO1 detector at around 3:00 am, the "rosy fingered dawn" decided to put in an appearance. Cue the dawn chorus.What a flaming racket! Our pal Wood E. Pecker was conducting. Apparently he had purloined one of those party siren things that have likely been banned now by some spoilsport politician. Anyway, about every minute or so, "wheeeeee". This was followed by a cacophony from every other winged creature within a five mile radius.So, why do birds make such a racket when it's obviously far too early to get up?
I was wondering if sound travels a bit further at dawn because of the stillness of the air. Also, I think our hearing is more acute then too, so it may just be a perception problem.Anyone know?
Quote from: Geezer on 29/06/2010 17:02:59I was wondering if sound travels a bit further at dawn because of the stillness of the air. Also, I think our hearing is more acute then too, so it may just be a perception problem.Anyone know?You often get temperature inversions in the morning where the ground is warmer than the air. The sound normally radiates equally in all directions, up down left right etc. but when there's an inversion then the up sound bends back down again, a sort of acoustic mirage.Sound carries better in the morning then later in the day, because of that.
So are the birds claiming their territory anew every morning? or is it something else such as "I'm the best mate for miles?"