Sunday, 27 September 2009

Help needed...

Autumn arrived in safari-land today in the form of the first real showing of colour on the trees at Patch 1. Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers came bouncing in from the east to land in the trees top left in the pic. as soon as they landed they started 'chipping' excitedly for a good while, migrants?

Over the houses in the distance beyond the hedge a Sparrowhawk was soaring around winding up the local Feral Pigeons. A couple of Speckled Wood butterflies were still on the wing. Concentrating on the woodpeckers I heard a tit flock start to move through. Soon enough the first Long Tailed Tits came by, one doing very well hopping from branch to branch without the aid of a head!Normally they look more like this...

Base Camp had the first Chaffinch of the winter this arvo.

The Greenshank is one of PW's from Conder Green, digi-binned by extreme photographer, Raf, who hadn't brought the longest lens in the world for once...and of course we needed it!

The Smooth Newt is another of Raf's from last weekend.


Leaving Patch 1 this arvo there was an unusual sound coming out of the thickest bushes. Nothing for it but to get a recording so camera switched to video and press the go button. anyone got any ideas what it is...my first choice was a Magpie but it kept on repeating this phrase over and over for several minutes before I decided I needed help. There is nothing to see in the video just listen to the repeated call. Common and really ought to know it, something unusual or something escaped??? Help please...




video


Where to next? Busy, busy day at work tomorrow so only the briefest blimp over the sea wall may be possible.


In the meantime let us know what's making the weirdest noises in your outback.

2 comments:

ShySongbird said...

Hi, I just found your blog and have enjoyed looking through it, I had to laugh at the 'headless' LTT. You have some great photos here and your love of Nature comes across beautifully! Your unknown sound is a Squirrel, I had no idea they made any noise until a few years ago, I think it is a territorial thing!

Warren Baker said...

Song bird is right it is a squirrel. :-)