Monday, May 13, 2013
I really love birdjam which provides bird song . . . now an app on my iPhone. And the Audobon bird app too -- up to five different bird conversations per species! Even better of course: listening to birds au naturel!! In nature!
So: this morning a short article in the Globe and Mail caught my eye: it tells me that birdsong is uniquely able to put us into a stage of simultaneous relaxation AND mental focus.
Why? Apparently so long as the birds are singing, there is no danger close by: no lurking leopard. And our ancestors knew that. And our present day brains are still wired that way.
Bring on the bird song. Love to hear the robins and the cardinals early in the morning, even before dawn.