Sunday, 12 March 2017

Tweet Of The Day

Because The Towers is on a small estate, at the end of a road to nowhere, it is a very, very quiet place to live, the main sounds we hear come from the birds……Tweet of the day……. however, as strangers to bird song, Nigel has taken to catching up on and listening to Tweet of the Day in an effort to learn what species are making all the racket!
Tweet of the day 1 Naturally, the chances of it being an ostrich are very small …….
Tweet of the day 3….. so for the moment he is just concentrating on our native British birds ….
Tweet of the day 4…… and now, down to his due diligence, he can confidently recognise a blackbird, a seagull and  a herd of Canada Geese, who are particularly vocal at 8, 9 and sometimes 10 o’clock at night, even though it’s dark.  He is also hoping to learn a robin and a thrush, but he says, it takes time as all the other birds get in the way …… what is he like?


Mr.D said...

This sort of tweet is much better than social media like Snapbook, Instachat and Facetweet.

You can tell I am up on these things!

PharmacyMichele said...

I fully understand Nigel's comment about the other birds getting in the way. We have a similar problem here-as soon as I dash off to get my bird spotting book, all the birds fly away!!!!
Good luck with the Tweet of the Day.


Dianne said...

Love the Tweet of the Day idea.....always love to hear birdsong outside our patio door....we have a lot of cardinals who visit our patio area.....we even have them trying to build a nest in the top ribs of our large patio umbrella! isn't a safe place for eggs; we keep removing their beginning efforts because there are times it must be closed because of wind or storms.....Happy Tweeting!....Love, Dianne

Anonymous said...

You can get to know some bird calls by matching their tweets to words - a yellow hammer says - ' a little bread and no cheese' but sometimes it doesn't want the cheese! A great tit - says 'teacher, teacher' and a chaffinch call is often associated with a bowler delivering a ball at a cricket match! Thrushes make beautiful sounds and a wren , for a very small bird, gives a belter of a song! Just saying!
Here is a good site, copy and paste to browser
You'll be 'proper' birders in no time!
Janthefan x

Mr.D said...


Tits like coconuts!

This is an ornithological comment. Honest!