On march 5th I was birding at a wetland/marsh, at aroung 4 pm (sun was still up, just a little cloudy) the area has lots of thick vegetation and reeds around, as well as short trees and bushes, and I heard this sound that may or may not have been a eurasian nightjar. It is not quite clear in the...
i recorded this bird in my garden this afternoon (around 4 pm). The bird was in a very thick tree so i could not see it. I think it sounds like a european starling but I am not sure. I have a very hard time identifying bird songs so if anyone has any ideas what it might be please reply :)
My mother sent me this video of a singing bird (bird itself not shown in video, only its song can be heard), but I'm not 100% sure it was indeed singing, and I have been having a hard time IDing it... It's probably a common species. But what is puzzling me is the time of the year the bird was...
I’ve collected an audio sample. It’s interesting, being that most people hear a 2 or 3 note “fee-bee” or “hey sweetie” call, but around here it consists of 5 notes and sounds more like “hey sweetie, sweetie” or “fee bee-bee bee-bee”, and the pitch decreases slightly between “words.”
About a month ago, I heard him practicing his song ... Now he singing his heart out. Here is is perched at the top of the Mockingbirds' tree. The Mockers don't chase him because he is not after the suet.
I planted this "Japanese Rose Glow" Barberry shrub many years ago because I love the dusty rose color, and the sparrows seem to love hiding in it. Perhaps their tiny little feet can fit between the tiny little thorns better than those of the larger birds! The shrub is starting to get...
Year-round and very common in this area, but still very special, these birds love to make their presence known by perching on the highest treetops or utility wires and singing their clear, melodious songs.
Well 3 and a half inches of snow today. More snow tomorrow plus a half inch of ice on that. Think I'll build an igloo. Got more wildlife snow shots today....seems like that is all I get the chance of these day.
This shot from a couple of weeks ago.
Taken at the Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline, San Leandro, California, USA. About a mile from the runways of the Oakland International Airport. Ironically I keep going out to photograph white-tailed kites, but the lousy weather means I get better close-range shots of sparrows. Go figure.