Twitching Challenge Round 2

It’s well past time for round 2 of my Twitching Challenge, so here are the results…

  • Carrion crow (sound, sight) – 2 points.
  • Magpie (sound, sight) – 2 points.
  • Woodpigeon (sight) – 1 point.
  • Song thrush? (sight) – 1/2 point.
  • Chiffchaff (sound) – 1 point.
  • Blackbird (sound) – 1 point.

So a total of 7 1/2 points leaves me just about beating my score for round 1. The half a point for the song thrush is because I was 90% sure, but it was only around for a second before it flew off so I can’t be 100% sure. The chiffchaff is frustrating me a little as I can hear it everywhere, but its so hard to see one! I think I need to start taking some binoculars out with me… It also started raining half way through, and apart from anything I hadn’t brought much in the way of protection from the elements for my camera so I didn’t hang around for too long – I’ve learned quite a few more birg songs using the Chirp+ app, so I know round 3 will be more successful, I can feel it already!


Published by Tom Richards

My name is Tom Richards and I am an aspiring wildlife filmmaker attempting to break into this most competitive of industries. A recent graduate of BSc Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter, I have been inspired with a passion and desire to capture the beauty of the natural world through filmmaking and storytelling.

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