The last in the series of the Fill the birdsong posts- the song of a nightingale. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful birdsong. Having never head this song before I was awestruck by this 2 minute excerpt from the original recording which can downloaded from the link below the player.
Take 2 minutes to pause and listen. Do you think the nightingale lives up to its reputation?
This garden bird that has a long tail and is often found singing from an open perch is the humbleblackbird.
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.
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.
Of late, there have been some interesting additions to the Dont be sad network. At the moment, the network is a small collection of links to blogs that support Dont be sad. What the network definitely isn’t, is a community.Perhaps that is something as individuals on the network we might aspire too- being a community?
Following this aspiration, why not take some initial steps. If we don’t know our neighbours, there can never be a sense of belonging or community. So, visit your neighbours.
Look up your blog under the letters (join up, if you aren’t listed)
Visit your neighbours. These are the blogs listed above and/or below you
On your visit do take the time to leave a comment otherwise your neighbour won’t know you’ve visited!
Over time conversations will spark and new bridges will be built. This aspiration cannot be realised without your participation. Please don’t wait for your neighbour to visit you. Go ahead and be the first one- you will be remembered for it.
Please do share your experiences with us here in the comments.