With apologies to Ed Yong; see his excellent piece: “Robins can literally see magnetic fields, but only if their vision is sharp


  1. #1 Phillip IV
    July 9, 2010

    They don’t seem to be enjoying it, though, if I interpret their skeptical looks correctly. I guess songbirds are a bit conservative when it comes to music…

  2. #2 steve
    July 9, 2010

    I guess that is a joke, somehow, right? You might want to give us enough info to ‘get it’.

  3. #3 Emily
    July 9, 2010

    The Magnetic Fields are an eccentric indie pop band.

  4. #4 Peromyscus
    July 19, 2010

    That is hysterical!

  5. #5 Mike George
    July 20, 2010

    It turns out, humans can actually see sound (…check it out: What a crazy world we live in. All we need now are some clear flying goggles … and a good record collection.

  6. #6 Eva
    July 22, 2010

    Hahaha! But why do they never go to shows?