Birds at Springtime
I connect the birds 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 recognised 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 checks 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 humour 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
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 just see alone like the little wren or Robin. I still wonder where the spouse is?
Some of the common birds we have in our gardens in Denmark
If you would like to hear the birds they are here:
The Monk ( Sylvia atricapilla) I couldn’t find the English word for the bird. My favourite songbird 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.