Saturday, May 28, 2011

How Twitter is a blue bird

The Blue Bird
Marc Chagall 1968

(aka Twitter)

Why do birds sing so early in the morning?

I just want to know the answer to this right now.

Maybe knowing the answer will put me right back to sleep.

Let's see what Google says.

They are trying to impress mates ( but, of course) and proclaim territories.

Some of them can sign 2000 songs a day.

Some of them just one.

Ok, you've proclaimed your territory and you've found a bird wife, now you can relax.

And, listen to this:

"In North America, we hear mostly males singing, because they typically take the lead in defending territories and attracting mates. However, especially in the tropics, some species sing duets involving both the male and female."
Excerpt from

Now That is interesting.

"Hear the birds? Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm deaf and I try to imagine what it's like not to be able to hear them. It's not that bad."~Larry David

1 comment:

  1. The palm at the end of the mind,
    Beyond the last thought, rises
    In the bronze distance.

    A gold-feathered bird
    Sings in the palm, without human meaning,
    Without human feeling, a foreign song.

    You know then that it is not the reason
    That makes us happy or unhappy.
    The bird sings. Its feathers shine.

    The palm stands on the edge of space.
    The wind moves slowly in the branches.
    The bird’s fire-fangled feathers dangle down.

    ~Wallace Stevens, 1954~