On Fri, 12 May 2017 14:20:04 +0100, Jenny M Benson
Post by Jenny M Benson Post by carolet
I suspect that they were commenting on the fact that tomorrow is
International Dawn Chorus Day. I'm sure that you all know that
"International Dawn Chorus Day is always the first Sunday of May and is
celebrated worldwide", but it is something that I only discovered
yesterday, when I first noticed that there were a couple of Dawn Chorus
Walks on near here, and then came to this -
One of the walks that I had noticed started at 4am the other at 5am.
One of the many delights of the holiday I have just had in the New
Forest was being woken by the dawn chorus through the open window every
morning. One morning I was awake before it started and as a blackbird
opened with the first notes, I looked at the time - 4:35.
The really frustrating thing was that I am *hopeless* and recognizing
birdsong and I just wished I could know who I was hearing. Definitely
blackbirds and I think a thrush but other than that I hadn't a clue.
I got my new hearing-aids on Tuesday. They seem fine except that I
keep pushing them a little to make sure they are in, like pushing your
glasses back up from your nose. I was told to wear them short periods
at first as it might be hard to get used to them but they are not a
bother as I forget they are in. I have a couple of times said I need
to put them in and they already were. #OAPmoment
I particularly noticed the bird song this morning. There are more
different kinds than I'd noticed before. There was some loud song
coming from two or three very small birds. I didn't think sparrows
would make that much noise but wasn't wearing glasses (nothing works,
teeth don't either) and didn't see any red so maybe not robins,
although I might not have seen red if there was some.
Other even louder and deeper song was added a little later. I'd heard
that one pre-hearing-aids and thought it was blackbirds, not thinking
a smaller bird could get that volume. Then we have magpies, but that
is not tuneful. More clatter.And pigeons.
The hearing aids were configured to my needs by connecting them, while
I wore them, to a computer. I was very impressed by the technology.
They are apprently one of the latest kinds, free on the NHS and I get
free batteries too! I did have quite a wait to be assessed and then
fitted but the service was very good and not rushed. I hope they
don't decide this is something we should pay for, or hive it off to