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Ross the fiddler
22nd December 2018, 07:37 AM
If you come & visit Australia you needn't feel homesick when you hear this down here. ;)

Click image or here (https://flic.kr/p/2cBFscy) for video.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7881/45692391854_27b53cc9c3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cBFscy)
KC223970 (https://flic.kr/p/2cBFscy) by Ross (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/), Blackbird in Song on Flickr

E-M1 Mk II with MC14+40-150 Pro lens.

*chr

Jim Ford
22nd December 2018, 09:13 AM
The video is very interesting Ross! It's a blackbird singing OK, but there's something about its song that doesn't seem familiar. I wonder if the Australian blackbirds have developed a different 'accent' by copying some of your native birds, or maybe it's just 'drift'?

Thanks for the video - it set me thinking.

Jim

Ross the fiddler
22nd December 2018, 11:07 AM
The video is very interesting Ross! It's a blackbird singing OK, but there's something about its song that doesn't seem familiar. I wonder if the Australian blackbirds have developed a different 'accent' by copying some of your native birds, or maybe it's just 'drift'?

Thanks for the video - it set me thinking.

Jim

Thanks for that feedback. I'm sure they mimic the phone sound too, so I guess it stands for reason that their song has developed over many years here now too. *shrug After all, we don't talk like our British ancestors now either. ;)

*chr