ramsdale stones

ramsdale stones

Sunday, 21 November 2010


Birdsong recorded from the edge of Dalby Forest one misty morning in September.
The chief chorister is a robin, although there are lots of contributions from other
feathered singers and squawkers, and even a brief spell of bellowing from a huge bull
who was making his voice heard from a nearby field.

Gill Catton posted this analysis on the Wild About Britain bird forum...

As well as the robin's gorgeous atmospheric singing there are two crows
contact calling and a wren alarm calling (the rattling) which becomes two
birds alarm calling. Obviously something's upset them. A great spotted
woodpecker with a 'chip' call (01:10). Goldcrests with seeep seeep call
(might be a treecreeper - they have a similar contact call). Then a wood
pigeon comes in and a robin's alarm call can be heard (the tic tic tic call).

At 4:36 lots of swallow alarm calls.

Coal tit calls.(05:50 and just before). Then a chaffinch call (06:08)
 - some early on too but this one is clearest.

At least 2 if not 3 territorial robins.

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