Monday, 16 March 2015

Out of County - just!

Just back from a flying visit to Lugano, Switzerland where I managed a 45 minutes stroll round the lakeside park early morning, sans bins. highlights were 3 Blackcap (inc 2 singing males), a singing Firecrest, Crag Martin, Italian Sparrow and Hooded Crow.
I hadn't noticed previously, but the Hooded Crows can sound very different to Carrion Crows. They both have a similar "caw" call, but the Hoodies also included a dry rattling call similar to that of a Magpie and a couple of other calls that sounded very different from anything I've heard from Carrion Crows.

1 comment:

  1. Was wondering why you were so quiet on the weekend.