j.tweedie's picture

Bird Song

I read one of Bill Oddie's books a couple of years back when he mentioned, to paraphrase, if there's a bird singing that you don't recognise, then it's probably a Great Tit.

This is true! They have such a variety of song that I've found myself searching them out to try and see what's singing only for a Great Tit to pop into view. Has anyone else noticed this or have any other birds that cause confusion?



miked's picture


blackbird and songthrush! Two that I get mixed up but just done some long recordings of a blackbird that I could see so am sure of its ID.

Incidentally come across:
which has a huge collection of bird recordings submitted by people around the world.