/ 01.10.2010

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  1. Your crows are easily recognisable to me but there seems to be a subtle difference in timbre to the ones I am used to. I didn’t expect there to be a regional accent 🙂 Are the hooded crows or the regular sort?

    I like the distant train whistle, gives a eerie, desolate feel to the piece, rather atmospheric

  2. Hello Ermine,
    up until now I wasn’t aware of the difference – they were just crows to the untrained eye (and ear), I have to admit. But thanks to your message I was able to take a closer look – today, I’ve uploaded a picture taken at the time of recording, and the chances are high that this one is hooded. Please click on the image to get a larger version. Thanks!

  3. Yep, that’s a hoodie, Corvus corone cornix (or possibly C c sharpii). Which is as expected from the distribution. I’ve seen these in Scotland (northern UK) but I did not observe an audible difference in the call. I have learned something new here, much appriecated – and I still love the counterpoint of that train whistle!

    The crows I have around me are all black Carrion Crows.

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