Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Song Thrush singing his beautiful song........................................ just for me


 I had a walk from home at the weekend to visit my local nature reserve...  I saw this little House Sparrow and his friends building nests in the roofs of the houses I passed on my stroll through town.

As I was heading towards the ponds at Dairy House Meadow I heard a Song Thrush singing.
It was close to the path and I captured a few images with my camera but I really wanted to share his song.

A young family with a dog (who tried to pee on my tripod) were making enough noise to drown out the bird as they passed by... they didn't even look up to see what I was trying to capture... the kids were happy.
I had to smile.

The bird actually fell silent as they passed by... he started to sing again as they disappeared into the distance.
The Song Thrush may have a repertoire of 100 phrases...  they sing during the day after most other birds have finished singing... I have shared a short clip below.


I felt as though as he was singing just for me.

To see more beautiful birds click on the link to see... World Bird Wednesday LXX

39 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

reminds me of our mockingbirds, with their ever-changing repertoire.

and the dog tried to pee on your tripod? ha ha!

JM said...

Lovely! Glad you recorded the singing.

Gary said...

Great hike Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

He is just adorable and I love it that you caught him on video. Gorgeous photos and song.

Eva Ason said...

Lovely photos Andrew, and the little movie was great. Lovely sound at this time of year, never thought that all those sounds were from one and the same bird....
Thanks for sharing.

Eva

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful photos of the birds! And so lovely to hear it sing!! Makes me longing after spring a little bit more :)

NewMexiKen said...

I think some of its notes are too high pitched for human ears. Thanks for the nice video!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I am so happy to were able to make a video of this! It does seem like he was sing for you, or maybe it was because he like being in movies! ;)
I just love to sit in the porch swing with my cup of coffee, between 5-7am and listen to all the different birds out in the yard, singing their morning wake-up songs.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Awesome song, maybe he was sing just for you and the camera, I think he wants to be a star.

HansHB said...

Great post.
It must be so good to hear this song! This is perfect for WBW!

mick said...

Great photos and video clip. It always surprises me how much some people miss through not watching and listening.

John said...

The Song Thrush is aptly named Andrew, such a beautiful and loud song. I have one waking me up in the morning at the moment, better than any alarm clock!
J
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joo said...

Lovely little bird, and his song is beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

What a cute bird and I loved listening to all its sounds. Wonderful capture and video.

Bob Bushell said...

It is a nice song to make you holler out, well captured.

Pantherka said...

Andrew, the singing is beautiful and great.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That was delightful. I feel the sound we collect in doing a video is many times more interesting and entertaining than the motion picture is. Very nice Andrew.

NatureFootstep said...

I loved that video. Very nice song it has. Should be great in our nature. I think the Song trush looks as happy as it sounds. Thanks for sharing. :)

Helene said...

Absolutely wonderful video! Loved it!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures and thanks for the video with bird song, lovely.

The Glebe Blog said...

Love the pictures and bird song Andrew. I really must get up early and catch the dawn chorus again.
It's the right time of year.

Carletta said...

He's a sweet sounding little fellow Andrew! Thanks for letting him sing for us too. :)

cieldequimper said...

Ah... spring... :-)

heyBJK said...

Very nice video, Andrew! Love your photos of the thrush. It's nice to hear it, too!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice story about the family, the dog and the thrush!

It’s been a while since I've heard this "I sing everything twice" song!

Splendid.

SM

Sandra said...

we are hearing those same wonderful sounds here to. yesterday a cardinal and his lady entertained us and then a mocking bird chimed in and we stood and listened. we could not see them, just hear them.

MoiCLouLou said...

Hello Andrew,
Thanks for sharing this nice video of this wonderful bird. I love those songs, it is amazing to hear all these different sounds and phrases!
I really enjoyed it.
Have a great day, Louise

Springman said...

Just to hear that song is worth the price of admission. Your love of these moments is well expressed in your post.
Cheers Andrew!

Nature Rambles said...

Delightful captures!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What lovely photos of the Song Thrush and such a good idea to capture him singing.

Kathie Brown said...

Lovely little song thrush. It reminds me of our mockingbird in song, not in looks. How nice that you can feel it was singing just for you. You are much more patient than I am to appreciate the children smiling instead of being annoyed by the dog and the disturbance!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

That's such a sweet song -- thank you for sharing....I love your walks.

Debbie said...

oh what a cute bird and a beautiful song!!

Chatty Crone said...

I loved hearing his sound!

Hilke Breder said...

Happy Spring, Andrew! I love the clip of the Song Thrush. The song reminds me of our Mockinbird the way he repeats each phrase about three times. Does he mimic other birds?

Ruby said...

I loved the thrush music. Delightful.

Susan Scheid said...

Finally I have had a chance to listen to the thrush (I can only do so with my headphones on, or our cats will go crazy, that's how great it is.) Andrew, what a great, great catch--and while I think for sure, that song thrush sang just for you, you have, in turn, given the gift of that song to all of us. Absolutely the best music there is--thank you!

Carole M. said...

I loved this post; your video is ace; such a repertoire, reminded me of the lyre-bird with its many mimicking sounds. Did laugh about the dog and your tripod; I could just imagine ...and then they moved on, fortunately, and you got that wonderful video.