As normal life shut down during the first lockdown, traffic noise was soon replaced by birdsong.
Beyond the song, birds have different personalities and can live in a range of social systems.
Crows and ravens (known collectively as corvids) also display more complex behaviours like ‘delayed gratification’ – the ability to wait for a better offer than the one in front of them. In humans this is associated with being more efficient in social situations.
Join behavioural ecologist, Dr Claudia Wascher (ARU) 'in the wild' (of Chelmsford) who looks beyond their calls to find out how birds socialise and communicate.