Suffolk Lockdown May 11 – Nightingale that almost never repeats a song

I spent a few hours lurking around the local nightingale thickets - the birds did me proud. This film runs on for bit but i m blowed if I can hear this bird completely repeat at verse.- I have posted a wave form so you can see how it uses the same noises but in different combinations. Astonishing performance. The birds come up here to this corner of East anglia flying in from Africs arriving here in mid April. The males arrive first, find a nice place with plenty of ground insects such as beetles and ants. They then find a nice branch inside a bush and sing for Jesus hoping to persuade a pasing female that this is a good place to stop. Once their pair up (3,000 pairs in the UK) the males stop singing. So if you hear one still singing in May he is a lonely batchelor. he deserves your sympathy

This is about Sailing around Britain.

2 Responses to “Suffolk Lockdown May 11 – Nightingale that almost never repeats a song”

  1. 28 May, 2020 at 11:55 pmRiley Morgan says:

    No comments yet after 20 days???
    Come on KTL followers
    My favourite bird here in Australia is the Lyre bird. An excellent mimic of all other birds in the bush especially in spring time. Often better than the originals and swapping from one sound to the next without a break. A real joy to hear. They even mimic things like chainsaws and trail bikes. Apparently in the old days they would copy an axe ringing out in the bush.

  2. 4 June, 2020 at 8:25 pm[email protected] says:

    Unfortunately the brilliant Nightingale song upset our dog – so I couldn’t hear most of it for her barking! Are you still OK D?

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