When Birds Sing…

A passionate environmentalist and Bird  watcher, I became obsessed with Bird Songs and Calls when I was Artist in Residence at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. This digitally illustrated Talk/Presentation combines latest scientific research and human reaction to Bird Song,illustrated with field recordings, music and sonograms.

Why does a small bird (Marsh Warbler) collect up to 250 other bird songs and calls on its migratory path from West Africa to Northern Europe but have no discernible song of its own.
What did Mozart learn from his pet starling? The human condition and the Dawn Chorus.

How does a tiny bird like our WREN sing 100 notes in 8 seconds? How many composers have been inspired by listening to bird song? Why does the Dawn Chorus have such an emotional and calming effect on some Humans?
Inspirational and thought-provoking presentation includes tips on bird song & calls identification. Be prepared to be amazed!

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Re: ‘When Birds Sing’ Beautiful and thoughtful. Most people were captivated! We will book you again for a Spring Birdsong Walk. Hastings Art Gallery & Museum

saffron@motherearthmusic.co.uk or saffronsummerfield@icloud.com