Dear Readers, to shake things up a bit I thought I’d do us a little quiz on British birds and their calls/songs today. This is just for fun: I will publish the answers tomorrow, but will give a special shout out to the first person to get all (or the largest number of) the answers right (just pop them into the comments).
So, for starters, what birds are these? All photographs are taken in my East Finchley back garden, and, just to make it more challenging, not all of them are my best work :-).
And for bonus points, see if you can identify these: all the birds are pictured above. All recordings are from the Xeno Canto website
22. Who is singing their head off here?
23. Who is raising the alarm here?
24. Which bird makes this sad little call?
25. Who is responsible for this jolly call? You can hear one of our earlier bird calls in the background towards the end…
And finally, who sounds very cross here?
Have fun, and I’ll ‘see’ you on Tuesday with the answers, and a request for some advice from you proper gardeners out there….