I always wondered if birds sought out places that made their singing sound better like musicians do.

The first one is a wren perched just outside the Bryan Center parking deck on Duke West Campus. The song reverberates through the entire parking deck.

The second one is singing just above the courtyard of the nursing home where my mom is staying. There’s quite a bit of natural amplification there. Sorry about the wind noise. That’s my mom speaking.

Recorded on my phone.