It’s not just us humans who enjoy the arrival of spring and early summer. Everywhere you look, every aspect of nature comes back to life once April is under way. And there’s no group of animals in which this is more evident than birds. From March to July, a dawn chorus of birdsong acts like a feathered alarm clock, telling us through our open windows that another day has broken. So whether you’re heading into work or taking the day off to enjoy gay massage in London, you’re sure to hear the beautiful song of a variety of different creatures. Especially around the Tantric Soul area
Songbirds wait for the warmest part of the year before they start breeding. It’s then, of course, that there’s plenty of food and long, daylight hours. The extended daylight is the trigger that sends male songbirds into loving mode. The first birds to start singing at the break of day are robins and great tits – domestic birds that live here the whole year round. However, as May arrives, they are joined by migratory birds, including chiffchafs and blackcaps.
If you enjoy the pretty, dulcet tones of birds, then listen out and you’ll hear them about an hour before the sun comes up. Somehow, they know that daylight is just 60 minutes away, and they herald its arrival with their twittering tunes. Some species of birds are faster on the uptake than others. Among the first to get up each day are the robins, blackbirds, skylarks and song thrushes. Up they get, looking for little morsels to peck on, such as tasty, succulent earthworms.
Slower to rise are the wrens and warblers who generally get up an hour or more later. These are small birds and it’s perhaps because they’re more sensitive to the frosty temperatures of dawn that they stay in bed a bit longer. They feast on little insects and it’s easier to find them later in the morning.
Singing, for birds, is all about finding a mate. Furthermore, it makes sense for them to devote their energies to this pursuit right at the very beginning of the day. For a start, the practice of singing can attract predators, so it’s better to do it before too many of those predators have woken up. It’s harder to find food before it gets bright, so singing is a better use of their energies at that time. Insects, seeds and other such nibbles are easier to spot later on, once it’s brighter. Singing at the start of the day also makes sense because the sound travels faster in the still, unbroken air of dawn. There’s less background noise and song can travel 20 times further than it might at another time of day. That’s why the chorus gradually dies down as the light comes up. If, perhaps, you feel inspired by the birds to seek a mate of your own, you could do worse than to head off to some gay massage in London. You may not make a mate for life, but you’ll certainly be able to find one for the afternoon.