Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The past few days I've woken up (involuntarily!) at 5:00 and noticed that the birds are really going to town with their chirping. I go back to sleep, and an hour later when the alarm goes off and I roll out of bed, I only hear sporadic bird noises.
I always assumed I didn't hear the birds because I was too distracted, but I've recently learned it's not me; the birds really do sing more energetically, louder and more frequently in the early morning hours. There's an actual name for the phenomenon -- Dawn Chorus, which has been scientifically studied.
Now I know.
Five years ago today: Evaluation