Thursday, April 15

Thrush songs

There are four common thrushes found throughout England, and all are superb songsters.

The Blackbird has a beautiful, rich, throaty song (Apr, Herts).



The first three phrases:





























The Song Thrush repeats its phrases (Apr, Herts).



First three phrases:





























The Mistle Thrush song is similar to that of the Eastern Bluebird of North America (Apr, Herts).














The Robin has a somewhat melancholy song (Apr, Herts).



First three phrases:




























Two Robins singing face to face with a high-pitched version of the song. These soft or whisper songs indicate a high level of aggression (Apr, Norfolk).












Here is a pair of Robins singing the full song in an aggressive situation, being in the same bush and chasing each other at times (Apr, Herts)



The famed Nightingale is confined to southeast England, and sings for only a short period of time, during May.
(May, Herts).


The first few phrases of the recording:




















































In early spring Redwing flocks become extremely noisy, with birds singing almost continuously. The song may be a plastic version, not yet crystallised.
single bird, high in an oak (Apr, Herts).





flock (April, Herts).


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