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Nature Challenge : Wake up with the Birds

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The Wildlife Trusts' Nature Challenge :
#30dayswild 2016
This morning the birds started their birds' symphony before it was light - perhaps they are finely tuned to the subtly changing shades of light and knew that day was about to begin.

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Wildlife Trusts : 30 Days Wild : Day 7 - Wake up with the Birds.

Apparently, April and May are their most vocal months.
They didn't all start singing at the same time, together. At first, there was only one, then two or three that made music. Within minutes, every single bird in the area must have joined in!

Who was up first?

Without recognising all the sounds it is difficult to know ... but it seems there is a general order in which birds wake up in the mornings, as follows:

  • blackbird
  • robin
  • wood pigeon
  • wren
  • chaffinch
  • blackcap
  • thrush
  • greenfinch
  • dunnock
  • goldfinch 

It would be worth identifying each of their sounds and seeing if they do sing in this order, next time!

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