Me: Why do the birds sing in the morning?
Hubby: To piss people off!
Me (trying not to laugh hysterically!): No seriously, are they greeting each other?
Hubby: It is probably a territorial or mating thing.
Me (thinking that is such a typical ‘man’ response): I seriously don’t get it! It is like one big party and they are all talking at once!
Hubby: I just don’t understand why they have to do it before the sun even rises!
Me: Maybe they feel responsible for making the sun rise. Maybe they think they are cheering it on!
So what is the answer? Are they just greeting the dawn? Are they simply happy to be alive? Or is there some other more complex reason for the loud but joyful singing of birds in the early morning? Is it noise or is it music?