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Sunday, 16 May 2010

What Alpine meadows sound like: the Yellowhammer song

Our Alpine meadows are a beautiful rich green colour in spring. And in early spring, they are matted and strewn with wonderful yellow blossoms (Ranunculus spp.; Crowsfoot/Buttercups; Hahnenfuß), such that some fields are just a blanket of yellow.


And these fields typically sound like this, strewn with the wonderful sound of the Yellowhammer:






Digiscoping photos and video of the Yellowhammer made with a Swarovski Optik STM80HD, 25-50x W eyepiece, UCA digiscoping adapter and Canon 7D.

May your spring be filled with joyous sounds!
Dale Forbes

9 comments:

The Early Birder said...

A little bit of bread and nooo cheeese!! Lovely song and cracking shots Dale.

Chris said...

Good post once again. Love the video and you got nice pictures. Well done Dale!

Neil said...

Well done love the video.

Dale Forbes said...

@Frank, I only read that description for the first time a couple of days ago. Funny. My description was always limited to various versions of teededldidletzzzeee. yours is probably more expressive ;-)

Thanks Chris!

@Neil, ya, video really adds another dimension to "remembering" a bird. It is great to have the sound and motion there...

MaineBirder said...

Excellent photos and videos! Beautiful bird!

Fraser Simpson said...

Very nice work Dale!

eileeninmd said...

Love the video and the photos of your Yellowhammer. Very pretty bird.

Tabib said...

Wow!.. yellow bird at yellow background.

Idaho Birder said...

That last image is stunning! Nice work.