Click play to hear the fascinating story of how I discovered an extremely subtle bird alarm behavior from the American Robins in my neighborhood!
Here’s the bird language sequence discussed in this recording:
- First – A Robin “whinnies” in the nearby landscape (If you don’t know your basic robin calls, then you should familiarize yourself with these 7 robin calls)
- Next – From the direction of that whinny, Robins fly in to feed on the lawn, making their soft flight call “Tsip”
- Finally – Anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes later, you’ll notice people active over where the sequence started. Voila!
Bird alarm patterns can be extremely subtle, so don’t get discouraged if it takes a bit of practice to figure out how bird language works in your neighborhood.
Every landscape has it’s own unique challenges & opportunities which is why it’s so important to share your observations & stories with experienced trackers & bird language practitioners. (You might also need a sensory awareness tune-up!)
This recording also talks about how the robin alarm sequence can help us predict the movements of white-tailed deer who are constantly trying to avoid humans in this landscape.
More Bird Language Resources:
Beginner’s Guide To Bird Language Skills
7 Robin Calls Everyone Should Know For Bird Language
7 Chickadee Calls And What They Tell You
9 Real Life Examples of Bird Alarm Calls In Action
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