While this is a video, it’s not the visuals that matter here.
The focus is fixed so the images intentionally blur as the camera pans around. Why? Because this video is actually about sound.
Any long term reader will know how passionate I am about the value and importance of listening to wildlife. In many ways this blog is badly titled!
The blur of images matches the initial blur of sound that is multiple birds from multiple species singing, calling, sounding alarms.
Blackcap, Great, Blue and Long-tailed Tits, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Robin, Dunnock and others are all present in this wood, and many can be heard here. Anyone want to try suggest what they can here?
Tomorrow I’ll have a new post on what I saw in this same wood. In the meanwhile, the comments section is open to anyone who wants to suggest IDs.
The Canal and River Trust have a new campaign called Stop, Look and Listen that highlights how many people feel they lack knowledge of nature, and the surprisingly high number of adults that cannot identify even basic bird sounds.