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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Spectograph and Birdsong

Many of us who feed the birds in winter are familiar with the jays' morning screech for peanuts. In contrast, from the quiet of snow clad trees we often hear the tiny but distinctive song of the Chickadee.  Replicating those songs is not easy for a human.

From the BBC
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The composer discovering the secrets of birdsong

1 January 2016 Last updated at 00:32 GMT
Birdsong is the inspiration for composer Peter Cowdrey's music.
As a child he tried to transcribe birdsong but was frustrated by the speed and complexity of the songs of everyday garden birds.
Now, using a spectrograph to visualise and slow down birdsong, he not only uses it in his music but also works with school children developing lessons that combine music and science.
Video Journalist: Susannah Reid

Stella Jay cleaning up under the feeder

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