Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Nocturnal Migration

Any reports of calls from overflying birds at dusk or nocturnally would be very gratefully received with as much detail as possible. Easiest way to get these on to these pages is to post as a "Comment" below this mail.

Same goes for any other obvious spring vis as well!

Very Many Thanks,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also heard curlews in the early evening last night over Heaton. Can you tell me what other birds I might be likely to hear calling whilst flying or migrating at night. Interested!
John Levant,

March 09, 2006 1:57 pm  
Blogger AndyC said...

Whooper swans on the 19th of march at dusk were id on call over Northowram.Very loud 'honking'calls

March 20, 2006 12:05 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Cheers Andy , an impressive record.

For the detail click on CALDERDALE BIRDS or Northowram Wildlife in the Link list to the right hand side.

The bird I forgot to put on the list nocturnal list in the mail above is of course, SONG THRUSH!, most commonly c just before or with the Redwing first push.

March 20, 2006 8:41 pm  
Blogger AndyC said...

Has anyone come up with a tape or CD of just flight calls .maybe one of the birders from holland or belgium may know of one?

March 20, 2006 9:18 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

The best one I know of Andy is: Sounds of Migrant and Wintering Birds by Claude Chappuis, its a two tape work and includes 151 species of migrant birds, some of which pass over Western Europe. It only includes calls (and rarely songs) which are associated with migration. Problem is that its dated 1989 and may be out of print, but a google search on the name may well confirm this or otherwise, Good Luck, When I have a bit more time tomorrow, will post on migration Group and ask if anyone knows anything better.

PS the song thrush comment refers to autumn.

March 20, 2006 10:32 pm  
Blogger AndyC said...

Hi Dave
Would it be possible for you to do me a copy of this ,if you have one ?

March 21, 2006 7:57 am  

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