Friday, 18 October 2013

Call Quiz 2 - Answers Saturday 19th 9pm

Bird 1 Bird 2 Bird 3 Bird 4 Bird 5

1. Redwing - (song thrown into this call to cause a bit of confusion) Call is a piercing 'tseep' which can often be heard at night as flocks fly over. Often just a single bird calls in a flock, so a single call at night might actually be a really large flock. Similar to Blackbirds 'see' call that can also occasionally be heard at night, but the harsh piercing tone stands out.
2. Jay - a harsh screaming noise that can often be heard at some distance away.
3. House Martin - a rather bubbling call, that is most similar to Sand Martin, but is made up of lots of single notes, whereas Sand Martin is much more of a chattering set of calls. 
4. Garden Warbler - Quite similar to Blackcap, but is a garbled, flutey song that lacks any real repetition.
5. Common Sandpiper - Song a repeated whirring 'phrase' that rises in amplitude throughout.

1. Martin Suanjak - 4/5

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Calls Quiz - 17th Oct. Answers Friday 17th 9pm

Bird 1 Bird 2 Bird 3 Bird 4 Bird 5

As with other facebook quizzes, just message me on facebook.

1. Lapland Bunting - quite similar to Bullfinch with first note - 'chooop' then either 'chirrup' or 'choo'
2. Reed Bunting - falling 'sloooo' and then song 'one-two-testing'
3. Snow Bunting - Classic rolling 'chirrup' and song sounds like R2D2
4. Lesser Redpoll (Redpoll sp for the sake of vis-mig :P) - Chutchutchutchut - Quite rattly, buzzy and insect.
5. Siskin - Rizing single note call. Often in larger flocks so call comes more regularly.

Liam Curson - 2/5
Martin Suanjak - 1/5 (You put Reed Bunting for call 3...was that in the wrong order?)
Josie Hewitt - 1/5
Jake Gearty - 1/5
Espen Quinto-Ashman - 1/5