Hey, you made it! Let's start digging into bird language and get on with the video series!
Birds make all sorts of sounds, noises, calls & songs. Some of these sounds tell us that the birds are feeling safe and not under direct threat from a predator.
Other sounds come in the form of alarm calls that can help us discover the presence of predator animals like owls, hawks, cats, canines, weasels, etc.
Alarm calls are often louder, more urgent or intense noises made by birds, but this isn't necessarily the case for all alarms and some non-alarm calls are actually MORE intense than alarms...
So how can you be certain when you're hearing an alarm?
Watch this video and find out...
Now to integrate this new awareness element from the video I'm going to suggest that you practice listening in two directions simultaneously. Spend some time tracking, a) The different types of sounds that you hear and b) The relationship of those sounds to time.
So you want to get outside and ask yourself these two questions:
1. What sounds are you hearing that might be alarms? 2. Do these sounds go on for an extended period of time or are they only momentary blips in the bird language?
If you practice listening in this way I guarantee you'll be using your mind, focus & sensory apparatus in a new way. This is a new way of listening that will begin to train a new awareness of how to detect bird alarms.