February 08, 2005

The birds on campus

During my time on campus it has often bothered me that the birds here constantly seem to be singing. in first year i took it as a sign that i was going to bed too late, but now i think there is something more sinister than that.

a possibility is that it is the mamouth amount of electric lights around campus that trick the birds into thinking its daylight and so they should be up and singing. however i feel there is a better explanation. i think that the univeresity has a tape of birdsong which it plays on repeat most hours of the day.

the obvious motivation for this is that it makes campus dwellers happier as they think it is spring and conjures up images of being in the countryside/on holiday etc thus making us more productive workers and hence better for the university.

still, not convinced. lets look at the evidence

  1. the birds sing at strange times of the day (night) which is especially abnormal in winter (anyone else heard them at 1am?)
  2. you can never see the bird that is singing
  3. when i lived in westwood i was sure that the bird i could hear was singing velouria by the pixies over and over

so there we have it, i have unearthed another one of the unis plans to make warwick students the most efficient in the world.
the only question that remains is will they introduce this in singapore?


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  1. You are not alone. I have heard them singing at 3am. Last weekend. When it was dark. Wierd.

    08 Feb 2005, 23:24

  2. They sing most of the time. They do it in Oxford too. Something to do with mass of street lights we always reckoned.

    09 Feb 2005, 00:43

  3. At home home there is a tree outside my bedroom window which the birds love. They never shut up singing, the time of day is irrelevant, I think they must take turns to make sure there is always some noise coming from the damn tree.

    09 Feb 2005, 10:54

  4. Personally I feel sorry for the poor critters. They were properly cursed by a group of witches that were turfed out when they built the university. Until eternity, or until David VD (I think that abbrebiation could catch on) calls forth armageddon from his bunker – ok will get to the point now- they are forced to sing through the night until they are in dire need of a strepcil (no corporate endorsements intended.)

    Don't you see the horror we have unleashed?

    And by the by, how are you Clare? Hows the old RAE going for you?

    29 Mar 2005, 11:17

  5. i'm not too bad. i have a bit of problem in that My RAE isnt actually going anywhere! but my tutor kept on giving me 65s for my presentations, which is apparently similar to what we'd get in the real thing, which is nice, but it doesnt feel like i deserve it!

    hows life in germany? im planning on living in cov for at least some of next year so i might see you then… presuming you want to come back!

    05 Apr 2005, 14:28


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