Saturday, 3 May 2014
How to improve your life forever: Step 1
When I walk outside, wherever I am I hear birdsong. But I don't just hear it. It fills my life throughout the year. My life is better for it.
I can tell what season it is by the sound of certain birds. I can tell where I am in the country by the sound of others.
Some birdsong can give me a clue about what time of day it is, and I'm not just talking about a crowing cockerel or a hooting Tawny Owl.
You see though? You already know two birds from their call. What about a Cuckoo? That's three!
So if you want to learn the single, most simple way to improve your life... ...learn birdsong.
I'll start you off with two more.
Great Tit (source: Sussex Wildlife Trust)
Chiffchaff (source: Sussex Wildlife Trust)
That's it! Your life has just been improved.