Sunday, June 15, 2008

Why do birds sing at night?

When I was a child, my maid (or mom if she came home early enough) would bring me to Taman Jaya to play in the evenings. I remember identifying the birds' twilight song as the alarm bell that signaled closing time. People would drift away and there would be only me left, still begging for five minutes more on the swing.

When I asked my maid what the birds were saying, she said that they were scolding me for not going home yet. The park belongs to them and their little birdies at night so I must hurry up and go home for my dinner!

I had this flashback yesterday. I was leaving Amcorp Mall at dusk when I heard the birds noisily singing in their trees. So nice that some things don't change. Thank God that the park still has birds!

And I still wonder why they sing at twilight...


Blogger mcass said...

Why do birds, suddenly appears
every time you are near....
Just like me they long to be
close to you......-frank sinatra.

10:05 PM  
Blogger mcass said...

opps sorry, it is by Carpenters.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i rather quite like the sound of the birds singing at this time of the night and they are believed to be robins trying to mate as their mating sounds are not heard during daylight hours in urban areas due to noise pollution

9:11 AM  
Blogger Raz said...

So people can listen. In the day too busy with work, night time is the right time to relax, and the birds are just doing their job. To remind us there is still beauty in the world if we care to stop and listen.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in Ireland sometimes at the summertime at night we have a choir of birds sing all the time...

8:34 AM  

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