Why do birds chirp in the morning?
Is it really, as we suppose, to herald the dawn?
Or could it be something else?
Maybe they’re saying Hi to their neighbours.
Maybe they’re declaring to all, near and far, that they are alive and fine.
And then uttering Thanks loudly to the Lord
for letting them see another day.
Perhaps they’re trying to wake up the sleepyheads.
Perhaps they’re goading the woken ones to go get the worm, or grain.
And then announcing, “Breakfast will be served at 7 am.”
You know, they could also just be tweeting… Morning selfie!
Or Facebooking… Like your plumage. Sharing that thought with everyone.
Or heck, could it be they’re simply clearing their throats?