Bird Song

In this series of blogs, James Duncan explores the wonderful world of bird song (with calls thrown in for good measure!) There's surely little more calming to human ears than the annual serenade of spring song. Each day, prior to the sun's appearance above the horizon, birds begin to advertise their presence, demonstrating their strength and ability in song. This serves not only to attract a mate but also to deter rivals.

Take a moment to notice the birds who break the morning silence, the Robin, the Blackbird and perhaps the Song Thrush. Enjoy the chorus as it widens, as Wren, Starling, Chaffinch and Dunnock join in. The complexities of bird song may not be easy to get to grips with, but why not take the time to learn. The satisfaction to be gained from identifying birds by song (and calls) really can't be overemphasised - it's truly a window into another world.

Nightingale - Bird Song


Nightingale - Bird Song

The glorious Nightingale has a reputation for song like no other. There are probably very few species with a more prodigious claim to world’s greatest songster


Goldfinch - Bird Song

Goldfinch - Bird Song


Greenfinch - Bird Song

Greenfinch - Bird Song


Song Thrush - Bird Song

Song Thrush - Bird Song