Spring comes to Moscow
On March 22, 2018, I noticed a friendly singing of oatmeal in a natural park on the bank of the Moskva River, where I go to watch the birds.
Oatmeal is a bird the size of a sparrow, but longer-tailed. The male in the wedding dress is dazzling lemon chest, forehead, cheeks. The song for oatmeal is simple, it is very easy to learn to recognize. Ornithologists describe it as a quiet melodic cry of "zin-zin-zin-zi-tioni", consisting of 5-8 monotonous syllables with a rise or fall on the last syllable, after which the continuation usually takes place in the form of various passages like "zhiyi". I most like to transcribe this song to human speech so "sip-sip-sip-sip-siiiiiiii".
Listen carefully! Maybe you also sing oatmeal!
Spring is the best time to learn to recognize birds by singing. Firstly, birds sing in the spring, attracting a girlfriend, marking the boundaries of their nesting sites. After they switch to hatching eggs and feeding off their offspring, it will be no longer up to the songs ... Secondly, in the spring the singing male demonstrates himself, climbs higher, commits a current flight, so he can be considered and compared the song with the image, what kind of bird song belongs to. Thirdly, in the spring there is no thick green foliage and the singing bird is particularly noticeable. Start with the distinction between songs of tits - big and blue eyes, goldfinches, green foxes and croissants, oatmeal, finch, gerbils.