Awaken to the dawn cho­rus as song­birds fill the fields with tune­ful whistling

World of Animals - - Garden Secrets -

At­tract­ing birds to your gar­den brings a flurry of colour­ful ac­tiv­ity to the green­ery, as well as giv­ing wild an­i­mals a safe home

The song in­side each bird is hard-wired, and even birds raised in iso­la­tion some­how learn the lyrics to their species’ mu­sic. This means it is crit­i­cally im­por­tant for these an­i­mals to sing, and your gar­den can be their stage.

Re­searchers have re­vealed that bird brains are com­pa­ra­ble to those of hu­mans. Our ca­pa­bil­ity of learn­ing lan­guage in in­fancy is very sim­i­lar to how birds re­ceive and in­ter­pret com­plex sounds. This re­mark­able feat of evo­lu­tion is de­signed to at­tract mates in or­der to con­tinue their lin­eage.

Of­fer­ing your gar­den as a feed­ing and nest­ing site pro­vides shel­ter and safety for birds and al­lows them to thrive in an ever-in­creas­ing ur­ban en­vi­ron­ment. Nest boxes and bird ta­bles are all that are needed, and pro­vid­ing a wide range of bird-friendly foods en­sures your gar­den vis­i­tors will return.

“The song in­side each bird is hard-wired. This means it is crit­i­cally im­por­tant for these an­i­mals to sing”

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