February 25th, 2020

Calm soft-woods / forest ambience in the Netherlands in winter. Woodpeckers searching for food under the bark of the tree. A single hammering a few moments. Trains far runs to the city.
Kampina, Mari Klijnpad
A mistle thrush sings simple song and more birds audible far. Great tits, blue tits and a blue heron you can also hear.

Original files available on PM request: 200214_0110, 0111, 0112

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Date/time: February 14th Friday 2020, start 11:03 am

Weather: 7-8c, clouds, wind W-WSW 2-3 bft with gusts to 22 km/h, 1020-1021 hPa, humidity 81-71%. Mic pointed N

Location; Mari Klijnpad, Kampina, Boxtel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (Holland), Europe. Geo: 51.57586 5.27808

Gear chain: Sennheiser mkh30/50 MS, in Rycote cyclone small, > Sound Devices 302 >Tascam dr-100 Mk2. Decoded Mid-side to STEREO.

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    klankbeeld 2 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks Philip for determining the mistle thrush.

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    Philip Goddard 2 years, 5 months ago

    Lovely recording (of course)!

    The ???blackbird in this recording is a particular late winter to early spring favourite of mine, which I encounter in woodlands and steep-sided valleys on the fringes of Dartmoor here in Devon, South-West England. I too used to mistake it for a blackbird.

    It's in fact a mistle thrush. Note the slightly anxious-sounding short and often rather bouncy phrases, and compare those with the slightly deeper and much more relaxed and varied song phrases of the blackbird.


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