c nerd blog — birdsong

delft pareidolia

I'm enjoying some weird birdsong; no, not Messiaen, but the real thing.

Which makes me wonder … given birds are the clade of dinosaur that survived the mass extinction, and given almost all species of birds sing, one can imagine they gained song from their dinosaur ancestors. So …

… what might the song of the dinosaurs have been? The huge dinosaurs? Let’s see …

… bass? Tick.
Rhythm? Tick.
Heavy Metal? No chance …

… well … mmm … perhaps describing heavy metal bands as dinosaurs may be more accurate than first realised!