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Unusually, both the male and female of this bird sing.

Do you know which bird’s song this is? Please post your answers in the comments. Feel free to consult friends, colleagues and share this beautiful birdsong with others. Listen. Share. Smile.

A post with the answer, unscrambled photograph and more birdsong will follow.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction
Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer
Birdsong (2) Quiz | Answer

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Swallow.
Photo courtesy of Rick Leche

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This bird that is one of the first signs of spring and often found singing on the wing is the… swallow.

Nobody managed to recognise the birdsong this time, so now you know the answer, please do visit the original post and re-listen. Nevertheless, special mentions for cordieb, dalioness, Nectarfizz and Maryam who took the time to participate.

The audio clip provides a little more information. Next time you are outdoors you’ll recognise the swallow’s flowing song knowing it to be the earliest and most welcome sign of spring.

Quiz Part 3 will be posted shortly- please spread the word and do join in.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction
Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer

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© BBC R4

This bird is one of the first signs of spring and often found singing on the wing.

Do you know which bird’s song this is? Please post your answers in the comments. Feel free to consult friends, colleagues and share this beautiful birdsong with others. Listen. Share. Smile.

A post with the answer, unscrambled photograph and more birdsong will follow.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction
Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer

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Blackbird
Photo courtesy of Peter Guthrie

© BBC R4

This garden bird that has a long tail and is often found singing from an open perch is the humble blackbird.

Congratulations to mummyjaan for recognising the birdsong. A special mention for Tomas and Maryam who also took the time to participate.

The audio clip provides a little more information. To listen to the song again, see original post. Next time you are on a walk or going about your business you’ll recognise the blackbird’s characteristic song.

Part 2 will be posted shortly- please spread the word and do join in.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

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This garden bird has a long tail and is often found singing upon an open perch. The above is a scrambled photograph of this bird.

Do you know which bird’s song this is? Please post your answers in the comments. Feel free to consult friends, colleagues and share this beautiful birdsong with others. Listen. Share. Smile.

A post with the answer, unscrambled photograph and more birdsong will follow.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

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Fill the world with birdsong is finally here.
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Over the next couple of weeks, a series of posts considering birdsong will be published. The aim is for us all to appreciate birdsong this spring- it doesn’t require us to become birdwatchers, but just to listen to the beauty in our daily lives. If, by the end of the series we can recognise one or two more birdsongs it would be wonderful.

To get things started, above is an introductory video. The next few posts will contain recordings of birdsong with a few clues about the bird- the challenge for readers is to try and recognise the song or make an educated guess. This series of posts will cover some of the common garden birds. After sometime, a follow up post will reveal the answer for each bird in turn.

How well this works, really depends on your participation. So please do listen, please do share and please do contribute.

Join us in filling the world with birdsong.

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The words summarise the philosophy behind Dont be sad blog. Can you see the beauty in nature?

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