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Did anyone else notice the bird singing away in the background in Monty's garden on last night's GW programme? I have noticed it before and wondered what bird it is. Does anyone know?


  • Hi Forester2, yep I notice it every time it's on, it's songthrush image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Thank you Magical Meerkat - a bird I don't often hear now to know what it sounds like.  I have spotted the odd one in the garden but they don't stay -  they probably fly up the road to Monty's.

  • That's ok. Yeah sadly not many people get the chance to hear them anymore due to their decline. image I heard one for the first time in my garden a few weeks ago, a beautiful sound.

  • TEGTEG Posts: 1

    It's very annoying and not natural as it seems to be layed over the normal sound track. Just like enforced "music" over documentries.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,145

    You're right TEG, thats what they do, theres no way that amount of sung thrushes would be so close as that, there's a filming crew of at least six people buzzing around.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,288

    But that's how you make a tv programme image you don't want the extraneous sounds that the camera crew, director etc make - and the microphones are directional and won't pick up sounds from further away such as birdsong, so you make a sound recording in the location and lay it over.   image



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  • HippophaeHippophae Posts: 154

    Makes me think of that book by Rachel Carson called "Silent Spring"

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,262

    Our song thrushes stopped singing weeks ago.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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