Birds, like humans, have different quirks.
Some birds like to have everything “just so” before they sing.
The time of day has to be just right, they have to be perched at the top of just the right tree, or they have to be within earshot of a desirable mate.
They would never think of singing if the conditions weren’t to their liking, or if they were busy doing something else at the time, like flying.
Other birds aren’t quite so picky.
Take the American goldfinch, for example.
This handsome little songbird has some unusual traits. One of them is that his flight pattern resembles a roller-coaster instead of a level path.
Another is that the goldfinch is perfectly happy singing while he’s flying.
He doesn’t wait until just the right circumstances fall into place—this yellow fellow sings while he goes about his daily business.
Perhaps we can take a page from the goldfinch’s book?Read more