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Originally posted by Cherryontop
reply to post by Romantic_Rebel
I have noticed very similar things here. I'm in the Great Lakes area, and never ever this late in the year have I had birds chirping outside my window in the morning. This is normally only something that happens during spring and summer. Yet for the past three weeks, I have heard them every morning. There's an unusual amount of all varieties of birds here still as well.
We also had a ridiculous acorn season this year.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
Originally posted by Aeons
Originally posted by KatieVA
The birds were displaying bizaare behaviour throughout the springtime as well, singing and screeching all through the night - unusual to say the least.
When you hear birds at night - they are usually bats.
That's not true at all... plenty of birds have been chirping in the evenings...
Originally posted by xizd1
Could it be from polar shift?
Things aren't where they were and animals are confused?
Bird movements include those made in response to changes in food availability, habitat or weather
Scientists already suspected birds' eyes contain molecules that are thought to sense Earth's magnetic field. In a new study, German researchers found that these molecules are linked to an area of the brain known to process visual information. In that sense, "birds may see the magnetic field," said study lead author Dominik Heyers, a biologist at the University of Oldenburg. [...] The finding strongly supports the hypothesis that migratory birds use their visual system to navigate using the magnetic field.
Scientists have known that birds can detect the Earth’s magnetic fields since 1968, but a new study published in this month’s issue of Current Biology asserts that birds can actually see them.
European robins were outfitted with “somewhat unflattering goggles” that helped researchers determine how the magnetic fields appear to the subjects.
The experiment showed that robins’ sight of magnetic fields uses a molecule called cryptochrome found in avian retinas.
The results demonstrate that the big brown bat Eptesicus fuscus uses single domain magnetite to detect the Earths magnetic field and the response indicates a polarity based receptor. Polarity detection is a prerequisite for the use of magnetite as a compass and suggests that big brown bats use magnetite to detect the magnetic field as a compass.