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The Chiffchaff

The Chiffchaff - Cameos of Birdlife #9

Listen - there he is - singing now from the hawthorn at the edge of the wood; ‘chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff, chiff‘, the thin notes hanging in the air - the arrival of Spring ...

cold easterly   the double notes of a chiffchaff 

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The Cry of a Gull

The Cry of a Gull - Cameos of Birdlife #6

I woke to the cry of a passing seagull - his call tossed about in the gusty wind - ‘flee, flee Jack, flee1. For a moment I am a child again, at the seaside, in Cornwall. Gulls calling all around. But here in the foothills of Snowdonia we are more used to hearing the throaty ‘kronk’‘kronk’ of Raven and the ‘mewling’ of Buzzard. Perhaps I was dreaming ...

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A Chaffinch Calling

Chaffinch by David Morrison Reid-Henry

A Chaffinch Calling - Cameos of Birdlife #7

first light  a chaffinch calling from the cherry 

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