Learning a new language is always an adventure, especially when you learn to speak bird. The Tweet Repeat Bird-Watching Project might just help you communicate with your new feathered friends.
What You'll Need:
- Tape recorder
- Bird sounds
Set a tape recorder on "record" and place it near a spot where local birds perch and sing. Slip your recorder inside a paper bag (with a hole cut near the microphone) to protect it from the droppings that sometimes go along with fluttering birds.
Let the tape record for at least 15 minutes. Then retrieve your recorder and carefully study the sounds as you play them back from the tape. See if you can mimic the sounds.
Practice until it sounds just right. Then sing away when a bird is nearby. Do the tiny creatures react? You'll never know until you try.
Discover more about your backyard birds with the next bird-watching project.