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Once you know certain birds, you start to realise they are more common than you realise. Sound plays a big part of that, and this week’s star is a bird that, once you know it’s call, you will hear everywhere. … Continue reading
Out walking the other lunchtime I came across a Robin singing from the top of a hedge. He seemed untroubled by my presence, far more bothered by another robin singing from a nearby tree. So I thought I’d video him.
I grabbed this quick snippet of video on Monday, after investigating some very low yet complex bird sounds. See what you think.
Yesterday I featured a video on the sounds of the woodland. Today I want to delve into what sort of things were filling that wood with sound.
We often talk about ‘birdwatching’, but this isn’t the only way to spot birds. This year I’ve been on a bit of mission talking about listening as much as looking, and I’ve had another great illustration of that this week. … Continue reading
Yesterday I talked a little about the world of noise going on in the times we think of as ‘quiet’, with quiet defined purely as ‘no human-made noise’. But what is all this extra noise for? “Why do birds sing?” … Continue reading
Ratty peered out from her riverbank home across a moving river on a summer’s evening. She kept homes on both the East and West side of the river, for practicality, not out of any desire to be thought of as … Continue reading