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July 2019 by V. R. Duin

EARLY BIRD

That winter Dolly screeched out marching orders
To those many, messy, mooching boarders.
“Ack, Ack! Ack! Wipe your feet!
Ack, Ack! Ack! You must be neat!”

An “early bird” is likely to be an early diner for whom an early start gives a bird's-eye view of early bird specials and freedom to rule the roost with early morning bird chatter.

Early Start

Master of Suspense? Have you ever seen a bird in a hurry? Birds start early, so they do not need to rush their day. The day comes to them. It is a bit of an ego boost to have the dawn of the day to one's self.


Current Affairs? The world is competitive. Arriving without delay helps capture worms before others awaken. Not every avian species eats worms. Parrots eat worms; hummingbirds do not. Few people Eat Like a Bird.


Golden Hour? Early birds may be early diners. “Early bird” specials at dining places reflect avian nature. Most birds are ahead of the line. They enjoy the special of the day from their favorite spot.


VA-VA-VOOM Service? Once the rush starts, popular food may run out. Early morning bird chatter may be in celebration of getting food. The noisy chatter of latecomers may reflect upset about not finding food.


Wanderlust? Nighttime is a time of action for many animals. Nocturnal species, like owls and nighthawks, depend upon the cover of darkness for hunting. Nightingale songs ring more clearly before daytime noise begins.


Dopamine High? Bird sounds are communications. They carry danger warnings, announcements about food presence or capture and indications of availability for mating. Singing reflects joy and may draw flocks together.


Super Natural? Those who arrive without fluster may feel no need to make noise. Scientists believe some early morning bird chatter may be a territorial warning for others. People and animals are starting earlier and earlier.


In Full Bloom? Few people catch the sunrise glow. Dawn birds may rule the roost and do their thing without competition from workday sounds. This may give cause to boast with avian chatter, but it interferes with human sleep.

Early Morning Bird Chatter

Rude Awakenings? Focus is critical to learning new things and achieving huge goals. There may be some loss of focus when sleep is disturbed by bird calling, chattering, chirping, crowing, shrieking, squawking and tweeting.


Beauty and the Elements? Birds may awaken earlier due to sky glow. The European Commission discusses the health effects of Artificial Light from incandescent, fluorescent, LED and strobe bulbs. The consequences are dire.


Perpetual? Artificial lighting exposure comes with the 24/7 world. Artificial light breaks the natural circadian rhythm, confusing day and night. Places do not reach full darkness, putting everyone off track with work and travel.


Last Stand? Health problems affect people and animals. For people, effects include obesity, depression and sleep disorders. In animals, problems with migration, reproduction, sleep and disease transmission are induced.


Maze? Sky glow may hurt flying insects as well as birds in outlying areas. While bugs gather around streetlights, birds find a ready feast. Country birds may not have this advantage. Bugs may not gather for them.


Triple Threat? Bugs are disappearing along with birds. These pollinators of plants and food sources for other species are being decimated. They careen into car headlights and illuminated building windows. Pesticides await them.


Uniform Look? Artificial lighting may be harming the ecosystem. Many of us see few stars in the night sky. We need to notice the physical, mental and emotional changes lighting is causing for plants, people and other animals.


Wild, Wild Country? Nighttime lighting may be affecting the growth of plants. Crops are killed by cold when they grow before the growing season. Harvest season are delayed as a consequence of abnormal lighting patterns.


Stand Out? While male birds may be attracted by the earliest of male bird calls, people and other animals may have problems with this besiege of noise. Late work and study nights may be compromised by early bird wake-up calls.


Right Confections? Mechanical and electronic deterrents are available. Three-dimension balloons marked like predatory eyes, strips of shining, reflective tape and noise boxes scare birds. Bird spikes prevent landing.


From the Same Cloth? Protective bird rackets may be put to good use. Floods of robocalls, spam calls and spoofing by telemarketers, political parties and hucksters may be stopped by rushes of angry bird noises.


On the Sunny Side? Screeches and squawks cannot be used to fake unwanted purchases. Turn the table on robocalling scammers. Spoofers may promise to “call back later”. They probably won't.