Friday, 26 June 2009

Song Thrush Video

After weeks of trying I finally managed to video a Song Thrush in full song. It was perched about 60 feet up at the top of the leylandii at the bottom of the garden and I managed to sneak the camcorder on its tripod out of the back door.

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely delightful John :D

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  2. Lovely clip John. He's certainly giving it his all.

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  3. Thank you Keith. He is at it nearly all day long. Sometimes I wish he would change the record though :)

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. What a treat! I can identify very few birds from their song so this is a useful post. Thank you.

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  7. Thanks for visiting, Toffeeapple, and I am pleased you found the bit of song video useful.

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  8. 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

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  9. Hi again John, fantastic video! Oh... but having a Leylandii hedge myself I just cannot imagine it 60ft high :-o

    Have a great weekend :-D

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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 :-(

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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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

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