>>>High point perches for US songbirds

High point perches for US songbirds

“If you as an individual want to speak with authority, you will find an elevated podium.  For most birds, song is a means of defending your territory.  Thus one seeks out the highest perch possible so its song will resonate outward warning others of its territorial imperative.  The redwing’s perch is only a white indigo flower spike at about 20 inches, while the dickcissel’s, an old dry sunflower stalk some 5 feet high.  You simply make do with what is available and should an adversary threaten, you take wing in hot pursuit.  It is a full-time job.  Loafers can get eviction notices.” –Carl Kurtz, photographer, author, and farmer.

By | 2011-06-15T09:26:37+00:00 June 15th, 2011|Wild Places by Carl Kurtz|0 Comments

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