Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Cardinal Calls Back to Us- Video!!


I'm back at the cottage this week. Some years ago I had given Marc a bird book. It is SO neat because you can key in different birds by their number and hear the sound of the bird. We have become so in tune to the lovely sounds of the birds this summer because of the book....except for the grand orchestra at 5:00 a.m.!!!

Last night we sat in the livingroom with the windows open. We could hear the cardinal outside someplace. Marc wanted to hear exactly how close the sound in the book was to the cardinal outside so he took the bird and the book repeat the cardinal call 3 times.

We were in shock when the cardinal outdoors replied and LOUDLY much more loudly and with aggression to its normal call.

If you listen to the video the book repeats a call 3 times and thats what you hear first. Then you can hear the cardinal replying and his song goes on and on, then we pressed the book for 3 and then the reply and on. The very last bird calls are some other bird from the book.


He flew into the tree beside us which is really close but the video makes it look far and it would not let me zoom in. Fun. You can hear our silly talking too. Very neat! We wondered whether this was a confrontation of 2 males...or females or whether it was love talk. :o)
You can go to enature.com and Field Guides to listen to different birds in the same way.

Have a wonderful day....enjoy the lovely birds in your backyard... Judi xoxo

7 comments:

Darlene said...

That is so neat!!! I love hearing all the bird sounds. We have mockingbirds that remind us of car alarms....not because they sound like them, but they go through all these different sounds like the car alarms do.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a great video! I loved hearing your voice. Thanks for stopping in for a visit. Hope you are having a wonderful summer.
Hugs,
Penny

Dawn said...

That was really fun to listen to. I admit I don't know one bird call from another. I don't think I can recognize more than two birds!

It was fun hearing your voice. You both sounded so excited about "chatting" with the bires. Too fun!

take care,
Dawn

Charli and me said...

Hi Judi, What a great post. I sit out in my yard and listen to birds all the time. I would love a book like that, and in fact, I'm going to try to find one. It was facinating listening to your video. How cool was that! What fun you must have at your cottage. I hope your weekend is going well.

Theresa said...

I loved it, Judi! I live in the woods and enjoy hearing the birds:) I also enjoyed hearing your voice. Sounds like you guys were having a load of fun with the bird book.

Oh how "Tweet":)

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Hi mom that was such a neat video. I just sat there chuckling to myself outloud at how the Cardinal was replying as soon as Marc hit the bird button. I checked Amazon.com and they have the book at a great price. Ok I'm going back to read your blogs.

Julie said...

How neat!!!!!