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As the light strengthens food becomes easier to find, so hungry birds begin to move off and the chorus gradually diminishes. There is another chorus at dusk, which is considered quieter, though some birds - like tree sparrows and blue tits — seem to prefer to sing at this time of day. It may simply be that we take less notice of it than the dawn chorus, when we are so keen to enjoy a few more moments in bed!
Singing is hard work, and uses hard won food reserves, so it is the fittest, best-fed males who produce the strongest, most impressive song. Females therefore choose a mate who sings best, because such a male is more likely to be good at raising chicks, to have a good territory, or to pass successful genes to their young. In many species, once the female has been attracted, the male will sing less often.
A bird that sings on and on, late into the season, is probably a lonely batchelor who has failed to attract a mate. If you want to listen to a dawn chorus, then the best days to choose are those with fine, clear weather and little wind. It can be cold early in the day, so remember to take warm clothes.
Late April through to early June is the best period, when most species are singing well. Dawn chorus peaks half-an-hour before to half-an-hour after sunrise, but the variety of song can prove too confusing at that time, so why not get into position a good hour before sunrise, and enjoy the arrival of the performers as each takes their turn on stage. We're running dawn chorus guided walks at our reserves across the country in April and May often with breakfast included.
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