Absolutely delightful John :D
Thank you Tricia.
Lovely clip John. He's certainly giving it his all.
Thank you Keith. He is at it nearly all day long. Sometimes I wish he would change the record though :)
What a wonderful resource for those of us trying (and it is very trying!) to learn birdsongs. I know that this must require a great deal of patience, but I hope that you will be posting more videos like this in the future.
Thank you for that Mark. I am another who needs these sort of props to aid learning which song goes with which bird. I certainly intend to video as many of the local birds singing as I can. It gives me a challenge - something to strive to achieve so you can expect more from time to time as the opportunity arises.Useful as many sites are which have snippets of bird song I often find they don't match what I have heard locally or the snippet is too short to be really sure.
What a treat! I can identify very few birds from their song so this is a useful post. Thank you.
Thanks for visiting, Toffeeapple, and I am pleased you found the bit of song video useful.
Great video John, I really loved seeing that Song Thrush in full song. I saw one in the garden this morning but it flew away before I was able to photograph it :(Have a good weekend
Hi again John, fantastic video! Oh... but having a Leylandii hedge myself I just cannot imagine it 60ft high :-oHave a great weekend :-D
Thank you Joe. They are a bit on the retiring side. Usually they disappear as soon as I look at them, even from a distance. Better luck next time.
Just beautiful, thanks! According to my bird book they were introduced around Melbourne in the 1860's but have not spread elsewhere in Australia. Also they were introduced into New Zealand - don't know how they did over there - but the bird and song are rather familiar to me - so since I grew up in NZ I wonder if that is one of the birds I grew up knowing. Wish I remembered more of the birds from way back then :-(
Thank you Shirl. I was lucky the thrush stayed in one place for quite a while. That one Leylandii is at least 40 years old and had about 30 ft cut from the top a few years ago. Cost me a small fortune as the local tree feller had to hire a mobile platform to get up to it. (Lovely views from up there) I do have a short hedge of them but I keep that down to about 6 ft. They can grow to well over 100 ft if left alone.
Thanks Mick. Glad you enjoyed it. I am really pleased the thrushes are appearing again round here as they seemed to have all but disappeared for a few years. Now there are quite a few around the village again. Thanks also for the information.
Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John