Monday, April 21, 2008

I'll Take That as a Compliment, Thanks

Spring arrives and so do the songbirds. I've often wondered if it's because I'm just not out and about enough to notice them come in or if the birds sneak in at night. One warm spring morning, a new song twitters through the flower-scented air.

As it turns out, some birds do slip in under cover of darkness. I was surprised to learn that many birds migrate during the night, including sparrows and thrushes. Fewer predators, more dense air and celestial navigation--really, whoever started the epithet "bird brain" as an insult was way off base. More.

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