Thursday, 17 May 2012

Another Nightingale





Another Nightingale, but this time in a more `exposed` perch. This time I am including a couple of little video clips to give a taster of the birds song. As I said previously, these birds do sing in the day, but the true virtuoso performances are given at night. Enjoy!



The above clips were taken by using my Canon A640 Powershot shooting through my scope, `videoscoped`, if you will!

20 comments:

  1. Absolutely fantastic images John. I don't think you could better them.

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    1. Thank you Roy, too kind! I do have some more of a different bird, completely in the open, which I am keeping for a rainy day!
      J

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  2. Wonderful pics, amazing video, such a beautiful song, look forward to seeing more video (hint hint!!)

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    1. Thank you, as I said, the videos just give a `taster`, but a longer video takes an absolute age do upload! I have another video or two, which may get posted in time!
      J

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  3. Wonderful images of the Nightingale in full song.

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  4. Amazing images John and to hear the song as well... a wonderful post.

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    1. Thank you Andrew, just a `snippet` of song, but it gives you the idea.
      J

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  5. These are stunning photos John! Excellent job. I enjoyed the video as well. I haven't seen nor heard a Nightingale before; it has an interesting song.

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    1. Hi Tammy,
      Thank you. As I have said, just a `taster`, but it is a song that gladdens the soul when heard `in the flesh`, so to speak.
      J

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  6. Fabulous! But I still don't think I have heard a better singer than a Blackbird. I know the Nightingale has the reputation as the best. I wonder why that is?
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    1. Thanks Bazza,
      I don`t really know why the Nightingale gets all the plaudits, it may have something to do with it singing at night when other birds rarely do so?!
      J

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  7. I love your photographs! Birds are such challenging subjects, they rarely seem to pose long enough for me to get a shot. Yours are so much fun! We get regaled with song at night from some songbirds, but I haven't caught a glimpse of them during the day ;).

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    1. Thank you Lisa, too kind.
      I find photographing birds a massive challenge, only having `digiscoping` gear, but sometimes I am lucky and get it right.
      Maybe those birds you here at night are Nightingales, you never know!
      J

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  8. Well I never! Bazza has said exactly what I was going to say!!! You could be right about it being the fact that they sing at night. Coincidentally, I have heard both Blackbirds and Robins sing at night and in the complete stillness and dark they were truly magical.

    Really beautiful photos and great videos John!

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    1. Hi Jan,
      The bird in the 1940`s song, `A Nightingale sang in Berkley Square` is thought to have really been a Robin, so there could be a cross over there. Also, iI have just read that the very best Nightingales have a total of 260 different songs in there range, quite a feat for a small brown bird. This may be why they are considered the best?!
      J

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  9. John - videos are absolutely wonderful! You've done so well to get anything decent in the Peterborough area, but this is magnificent! Well done.

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    1. Thanks Josh! I just happened to get lucky and was in the right place at the right time.
      J

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  10. Wonderful shots and fabulous video. Thank you,

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    1. Hi Gillian,
      Thank you, too kind.
      J

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