Corona Times | Birds You Suddenly Notice

A first summer’s day in Amsterdam during the The Lockdown of 2020. Bird painting in Duivendrecht – Amsterdam 2020

Bird painting in Duivendrecht – Amsterdam 2020

Bird paintings in Duivendrecht – Amsterdam 2020

Bird painting in Duivendrecht – Amsterdam 2020

Bird painting in Duivendrecht – Amsterdam 2020

Bird painting in Duivendrecht – Amsterdam 2020

 

Curious coincidence:

During the lockdown because of the Corona virus people started to notice more birds, their singing.

From the Washington Post (But this is true worldwide): “(…) a strange new world where the volume was suddenly turned down — empty sidewalks, less traffic and fewer early-morning leaf blowers — people stuck in their homes are tuning their ears to a sweet natural sound they’ve long taken for granted: bird songs.

Across the country, scientists who study birds say they’re besieged by family members and friends asking the same question: Is the bird population exploding?

“I’m hearing from a lot of people saying, wow, there are so many birds,” said T. Scott Sillett, a wildlife biologist who heads the Smithsonian’s Migratory Bird Center, which runs the national Neighborhood Nestwatch — a kind of bird census conducted by volunteers. Sillett shakes his head.

“For one, we’re hearing more birds because there’s less human noise, fewer tires humming and horns,” he said. “We’re less conspicuous in our houses, and the birds are coming down to see. People are saying, wow, this bird is nesting right here under my window.”

The bird was probably there all along.”

About Wilson Tichelaar

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