Wednesday, 1 December 2010

01/12/10 Halesowen, West Midlands. 'Waxwings part 2!'

I found another flock of 18 Waxwings very near to my home today at 10.20am. The flock were perched in the top of a tree on Bassnage Road/Foxhunt Road Halesowen. They were only present for about 5 minutes giving me just enough time to take a few record photographs, though sadly the light wasn't great due to the onset of blizzard like conditions! I also made a  sound recording of the 'trilling' calls before they flew off.

Waxwings (Halesowen West Midlands 1/12/10)

Waxwing Sonogram 1/12/10

Waxwing calls, Halesowen West Midlands 01/12/10 by Lutley Birder


Tim Jones said...

Looks like you can't go anywhere without bumping into Waxwings Craig!

Nice recording as well, what did you use to produce the sonogram?

Warren Baker said...

Well done with the Waxwings Caig, Ive just about given up on them visiting here !

Craig said...

Tim, I use an excellent bit of free to download software called Raven Lite version 1.0 for mac osx to produce sonograms, alongside a Remembird II, a great bit of birding kit!

Craig said...

I'm sure Waxwings are heading your way Warren!

Tim Jones said...

Nice one Craig, have been looking at getting a remembird II, would you recommend one then?

Craig said...

Definitely Tim, The new Remembird II is a great little gadget and small enough to carry around when out birding. I don't bother attaching it to the underneath of my bins tho, as you can do.