Blackbird song

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Oscar Thomas
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Re: Blackbird song

Postby Oscar Thomas » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:06 pm

Hi Phil, I have heard Blackbirds, Dunnocks and a thrush in full song several times during my lockdown walks here in Dunedin over the last few weeks as well.
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Re: Blackbird song

Postby philbattley » Tue May 05, 2020 7:43 pm

First Song Thrush for the season this morning, blasting away, then silent in the rain and cold for the rest of the day. Anyone else have them singing yet?
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Re: Blackbird song

Postby Richard Schofield » Tue May 05, 2020 7:51 pm

One was singing strongly on Sunday afternoon, in a plantation about 10km north of Balclutha.
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Re: Blackbird song

Postby Weka1 » Wed May 06, 2020 6:52 am

Yup, Song Thrush singing at Russell at 1700, 5 May 2020.

When I hear them I think of the part poem...
"That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!"...
Home Thoughts From Abroad: Robert Browning.

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