March 24, 2009

Twitter

I joined Twitter today. I'm still debating whether or not this is a wise idea. Is anyone else tweeting on Twitter?

Speaking of tweeting, lately I've been hearing a chorus of bird chatter outside my window very late in the evening. Their timing strikes me as somewhat odd; surely birds of the tweeting variety are diurnal, for the most part? I was always under the impression that nocturnal sounds were left to the owls and other hooting creatures of the night. Even now, I hear the birds chirping away as I type.

A quick Google search later and I find that what I'm hearing isn't so strange. According to
the Boreal Songbird Initiative website, I'm just bearing witness to the birds' musical migration:

"On spring nights, while most people are sleeping, a river of migrating birds flows north from wintering grounds in South and Central America and the Caribbean towards the places where they will raise their young in the Boreal forests of Canada. Few people realize that most birds migrate at night and that the number of birds making this phenomenal journey number in the billions."

Who knew? Reason #9439 why I can't live without the internet.

{Photo courtesy of Boreal Songbird Initiative}

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

no i am not on twitter and i am over the moon that i quit my 6 month attachment with facebook....
how great to actually meet people face to face...and to go outside instead of sitting in front of a computer!

Jodi said...

sweet!

citysage said...

You learn new things every day!

I've been on twitter for a little while and go through phases where i love it, and phases where i don't. but i've made neat blog discoveries and business contacts through it, which has been fun!

Mary-Laure said...

Hmmmmm, I am debating joining Twitter, so I am eager to hear about your experience.

Birds are one thing I'd love to learn more about.

Good-Grace said...

I joined Twitter awhile ago, but I really don't think I like it. I can't quite figure out why so many people love it?