posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 06:33 PM
Again, I dont know where you are in Scotland or how rural, semi-rural, suburban or urban you are, but if you live in an area where theres plenty of
street lighting, people with moronic lights on their houses or in their gardens then birds do get fooled into believing that its daytime all the
I only speak of this because of the flat where I grew up (my brother moved in when both my parents had passed on). The council or housing assoc put
these really strong lights on the top of the maisonettes, these things blind you for a few secs after looking at them, and since then the birds have
been chirping away all night (brother is a night owl). Im in an urban area, smack bang in the centre of Glasgow and when I head to bed around 1.30am
sometimes later I hear our local blackie singing away. Again an area where there is a lot of unnatural light.
Theres also evidence that birds sing at night because of noise during the day and it makes sense. Birds are territorial and if I you and I were birds
then how could we hear each others calls defining our "patch" so to speak. So the next best thing is to sing and call at night when its quieter and
you can hear me shouting to get out and stay out of my patch.
I dont discount that birds will on occasion sing at weird times but the more light pollution and noise that we have the more likely we are to feck up
their clocks and have them singing at all times of the day and night.