Saturday, 19 April 2014

First birds in the dawn chorus

The blackbirds start up really early in the morning.  They have a fluty musical song except for a little sneeze at the end.

 Next to wake are the robins. Theirs is a quieter song but also very tunefu.  It is more varied than the blackbird and more delicate.  Sometimes they sing at night, encouraged by street lights to think the sun is rising.
 The wren's song is far from delicate.  Although it is almost our smallest bird, its song is loud and perky.  There are usually about four or five verses to the song following quickly one after the other.  The last but one verse is nearly always a churring sound.
Remember: Dawn Chorus Walk, Sunday 27th April, 5.00 am at the field gate

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