Monday, 31 May 2010

Wisteria and blackbirds

video

The Hothouse compound seems to be a favourite spot for nightingales. They (I am informed by friend Jonathan, that it is the males who sing, presumably the women are hoovering or something) sing during the night and most of the day. Why are they not named nightanddayinggales, or maybe this only happens in this region of France. Friend aforementioned, glowers when this bird is talked of. In bird enthusiast circles it seems that the song too strong, thus drowning out fellow bird songsters. It's true that it is loud and long, but intricate and so extraordinary when one spies the small stone coloured fowl that the sound issues from.
What has this to do with blackbirds you rambling fool I hear you say...
This film is of blackbirds (I think) singing in a brief interlude between nightingales.

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