Listening to birds.

I am certainly no expert on birdsong, and so have come to rely on technology (and any accompanying expert) to identify birds. Occasionally I will “listen” using the wonderful Merlin Bird ID app. Switched on today sitting on a bench near the largest lake in the Longfield meadows, eight different birds were identified after listening for around four minutes. A little further along the river Brent headed to Greenford another one was identified, making nine in all.

I have no real idea if nine birds after listening for a little more than four minutes is typical of a London Park!  Later we heard wood pigeons and moorhens, but did not record them. We have in the past also seen herons, duck and Egyptian geese on the lake there. I am sure the full list of birds observed in the area is much larger!

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