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The last few days I've been out hiking and enjoying the spring. It's been a good time to put my ear to the test. Thought I'd record a few songs and calls and give everyone else a chance to practice birding by ear as well. Below are a series of videos each with 1 or more birds on them. See if you can get them all. Then there's a bonus picture at the bottom. Make your guesses in the comments. I'll reveal the answers in a few days. Good luck!
Quiz #1 - There are 2 birds singing in this clip. Hint: one is in the finch family and the other is in the sparrow family.
Quiz #2 - Again, there are 2 bird species to ID in this clip. Both are calling repeatedly.
Quiz #3 - This song reminds me of springtime.
Quiz #4 - Even though there is a brief visual of the bird in flight, this is a tough one. Listen for the repeated call as the bird flies away. You may want to turn your sound up a bit to hear it. Sorry for my voiceover excitement. Hint: The feathers below (Quiz #5) didn't come from this bird, but one that is close in relation.
Quiz #5 - Can you identify what species of bird these feathers came from?