If you wake up in Jakarta with Subuh, the morning call to prayer, and there isn’t too much traffic noise, as the sky lightens you may hear a few tweets from those birds which aren’t in cages waiting for the householders to remove the covers. You are unlikely to actually see any birds in flight.
In other parts of the world, the dawn chorus from free birds is a reason to be cheerful.
This was recorded in London …
Mankind has long had a relationship with the bird world. Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace were able to extrapolate the theory of evolution from observation and comparison of variations within species. Twitchers travel the world seeking to capture rare sightings on film much as teenagers in the pre-TV era used to spend their weekends spotting trains and buses.
Earlier still, before photography, avianists were fine artists.
fr. A Natural History of English Song-birds by Eleazar Albin [1713-1759]
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01. Ivor Cutler – A Berd
02. Billy Ward – Bird of Paradise
03. Gabriela Robin – Green Bird
04. Joni Mitchell – Sweet Bird
05. Gilberto Gil – Nightingale
06. Richard Thompson – Flee As A Bird
07. Brian Eno – The Dove
08. Michael Chapman – Lovin’ Dove
09. The Flame – Dove
10. John Luther Adams – Mourning Dove
11. Phyllis King – A Linnet
12. Marianne Faithfull – Sparrows Will Sing
13. Leyla McCalla – Little Sparrow
14. Moondog – Sparrow
15. Alexander Laszlo & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman – Pigeon Serenade
16. Birdsong – Wood Pigeon
17. Tom Lehrer – Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
18. Bridget St.John – Ask Me No Questions (edit)
Gaze at this view while listening to the Bridget St. John track.