As I have been off school, on holiday, this past week my sleeping habits have adjusted to my “holiday setting”. This consists of going to bed when I am tired, usually between 2 and 3 am, and get up only when I am fully refreshed by sleep, usually between 10 am and noon. All well and good, yes? No. There is a problem:
These birds start tweeting and chirping at about 3 am. By this time I’m ready to sleep, and they don’t seem much of a problem. I always takes me quite a while to get to sleep and as this time passes the birds get louder. And louder. And louder. Maybe it’s just me, but by 3:30-4am, the little feathered shits seem to be screaming their lungs out while perching on my windowsill. As you can imagine, it is hard to sleep with this cacophony being perpetrated.
What I want to know is: why do these birds sing in the middle of the night? I’ve heard of the dawn chorus, but dawn is still hours away when they start. Shouldn’t they be sleeping? Does my neighbourhood attract insomniac fowls, or perhaps cause avian sleeplessness?
Goddamn those birds.