A Crescendo of Musical Delight
I find dawn to be a most magical part of the day.
The moment where the deepest, darkest night slowly eases itself into daylight.
The moment where the bitter cold of the last hour before dawn slowly increases in temperature as the light intensifies.
All this brings the world to life from the deep, dark silence that exists through the night.
Little flurries of activity from animals and birds alike.
Up with the dawn!
As the light intensifies and the temperature rises so do the birds.
It only takes one to start the song then the rest join in – blackbirds, thrushes, sparrows, crows, wood pigeons, doves – plus many, many more.
The dawn chorus – such a wonderful musical accompaniment to bring in the new day ahead.
It is a crescendo of musical delight!
One of my favourite songs by Kate Bush has bird song at the beginning, the song is about the birds sounding like they are saying words. Take a listen – I know she is not everyone’s cup of tea however you may surprise yourself! (This is not an official video – it is fan made – featuring Prelude/Prologue from Kate Bush’s Aerial album). I saw her perform this live at her Before the Dawn concert in Hammersmith.
If you are anchoring after a bit of bird song and you were not up with the lark, or the blackbird then this is the video for you. It was listening to the dawn chorus that inspired me to write this post – our garden is full of song, especially at this time of year.