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Yellowhammer

Observed: 14th August 2011 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Description:

An old adult male, like this one, can get to the stage where there is very little dark streaking on the head at all. Quite exotic...not all British birds are LBJs!

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Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Great photos -

these really are brightly marked birds. I hear more of them than I see: it is the first birdsong I "learnt" as a child (from a book), possibly why it has stuck in the mind all these years.

browntrumpet's picture

Yellowhammer song

Can't say i've ever agreed that they sing 'a little bit of bread and no cheese'. It sounds nothing like it!

browntrumpet's picture

Yellowhammer song

Can't say i've ever agreed that they sing 'a little bit of bread and no cheese'. It sounds nothing like it!

jhn7's picture

Sort of matches!

The length of the song works and the cheeeeese comes at the end!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

Ray Turner's picture

One reason ...

... why I’m a rubbish ornithologist is I really struggle recognising bird song, I’m glad I’m not the only one who fails to recognise most of the standard mnemonics. I even struggle to recognise the Chiffchaff call as ‘chiff – chaff’ particularly is it nearly always ends with a chiff.

Ray

anonymous spotter's picture

I really struggle -

with the migrants in particular. Just as I start to sort them out, they disappear again, long enough to for me to forget the songs again.

RobT-S's picture

Yellowhammer song

I agree it sounds nothing like it!! :)

Best I can come up with for bird id songs are;

Collard Dove - Im-a-dove coo-oo-cuk
Woodpigeon - Ima-wood-pig-eon orr-oo-oo-coo

lol!!! :)

browntrumpet's picture

bird songs

Collard dove sings it's own name