Monday, 16 December 2013

Twit of the day

Somewhat appalled to hear David Attenborough saying on the 'Today' programme this morning that one bird he could recognise by its song was the one that was supposed to say, "a little bit of bread and no cheese."  He said it was the chaffinch whereas it is usually taken to be the yellowhammer.
 
                                                     Chaffinch                                           Yellowhammer (Andy Bright on Bird Forum)

Even more appalled that listeners phoned in and suggested it might be the chifchaff !!   Can't expect the troglodyte programme presenters to know about birdsong but these listeners and Attenboroughs are supposedly experts.

Chiffchaff
 
Listen to the songs of chiffchaff and chaffinch on Brett Westwood's birdsong recordings on




 or all three on the rspb website at






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