Birds at Springtime

I connect the bird singing with happy moments in my childhood. Springtime and playing outside. (I have a post on this on my Danish blog, which can be Google translated.)

 

In Denmark our spring comes slowly so that there is time to enjoy each kind of spring flower while the bird singing increase until about Midsummer where it sadly stops.

As a child I only recognized a few by name but loved to hear them as a background sound while playing.

My husband always wanted to know about plants and birds. His school teacher was not a very engaged kind of teacher and my husband had to learn “everything” after he left school ending up as a scientist in animal nutrition. When Henry wants to know something he checks the facts very thoroughly.

Like a real ornithologist he takes pictures and check their singing on a CD with birds singing. That’s the way I have learnt to know the birds too. He did the big job and I just received and remembered the result. Once you learn it you remember.

God was full of humor when He created the birds. Those who sing most beautiful are very modest looking. Some are very hard to find as they sit high up in the trees and look like a small piece of wood. Some are funny with little hats on or look like monks.

The Jay who “plants” the forest by dropping seeds here and there 

skovskade-3507 Erik Borch

Photo by Erik Borch

The jay looks so beautiful but has a horrible sound and flies only short distances. Some birds are always seen in big flocks and others you only see alone like the little wren or Robin. I always wonder where are the spouse ?

 

Some of the common birds we have  in our gardens in Denmark

If you would like to hear the birds they are here:

The Blue Tit

The Great Tit

The chaffinch

The Greenfinch

The Wren

The Black bird

The Robin

The sparrow

The goldfinch

Song Thrush 

The Monk ( Sylvia atricapilla) I couldn’t find the English word for the bird. My favorite song bird i is this one and the Robin. 

 

Birds on the fields

we have the Lapwings who fly in beautiful formations. They are not singing but making sounds.

The Lark’s singing non stop from early morning till sunset.

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  1. We are fortunate to have a pair of robins and a pair of wrens in our garden. I sit outside and listen to them singing to each other. We also have blackbirds nesting, plus a group of about 7 goldfinches that regularly visit our trees. I love watching them, but the dawn chorus is so loud and starts so early – when it’s still dark – that we have to go to bed early or we don’t get enough sleep!
    Lovely photos 👏🏻🐦

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  2. Jumped over from the Senior Salon
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    I am sure that spring is *finally* on the way when the posts about the birds start dotting the blogging landscape. The post was beautifully written and the photos were gorgeous, but I really appreciated the links to the birdsongs. Thank you especially for setting them to open in a new tab — I am listening to the Robin as I type (with the sounds of a storm in the background). LOVELY – and so centering. Thank you for sharing.

    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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      • I wanted you to know how much I truly appreciated your sharing of this unique post.

        I know it must have taken quite a bit of time to insert the links and find translations for bird names, and I wanted you to know that somebody clicked them and really enjoyed them. I am always please when folks do that for me – so I guess I’m “paying it forward” – lol
        xx,
        mgh

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