Thanks lan that's really helpful l have written these down and will check them out, means l live in the country there maybe more types of birds around than l thought were, cause some can sound very much a like, l seem to know the distress ones more, and go flying out to try and save the day. yas
Hi Yas, best place to start is the RSPB website itself, theres a sound file attached to the webpage for each bird in the database.
Going on from that if you Google xeno-canto that's a free worldwide database of bird song and call recordings.
Its well worth the effort, once you have a bird's call in your memory you'll never fail to pick it up and you'll be surprised how often you come across it.
Not really feasible Im afraid Alan, it's flitting from garden to garden along my street which is too busy for a bird to be attracted. I do have an occasional visit to my own feeders though but its in and out in a flash!
Wish l knew the sounds of my birds more, maybe someone could start a tread with others with recorded vid's could hear the sounds and get to know them. Yas
If it is in the same area all the time and it's quiet take some sunflower hearts or suet pellets and it wont be long before they come down to you.
it took about 4 visits before they started trusting me.
Hi Alan I'm pretty sure you've answered a query of mine here! A couple of days ago I posted a request for help with a call I heard while out walking the dog. Ive heard the bird each day since but without any sight, and its call has changed slightly each day though always the same tone. I'm almost certain now that its a Nuthatch, a bird I hadn't even considered.
So one happy customer at least!
It costs a couple of quid, but I found an awesome app called "ChirpOmatic" which records the birdsong and then identifies it for you. It's sensitive but works quite well :)
I very often hear nuthatches before I see them, and their calls are loud.
Others may pop by later to give more (better) suggestions.
it sounded similar to that but a little stronger. In the absence of other candidates I'd say it was a 90% fit.
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