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Topic # 225528 23-Nov-2017 06:56
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I hear this bird every morning, but can't get a decent enough look at it. 

 

BirdCall

 

 

 

Thank you





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  Reply # 1906114 23-Nov-2017 07:26
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That’s the grey warbler. Nothing makes you feel like you’re in an NZ forest like their song



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  Reply # 1906116 23-Nov-2017 07:56
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MadEngineer: That’s the grey warbler. Nothing makes you feel like you’re in an NZ forest like their song

 

 

 

Cheers mate! Awesome work.

 

Not bad for NZ Forest, Parnell, Auckland! 





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  Reply # 1906140 23-Nov-2017 08:52
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There’s been quite a bit of effort on supporting bird life with the controversial 1080 poisoning and also habitat improvements such as channels of trees planted between areas of forest to create flight paths linking them.

It’s had a noticeable effect of bringing more birds into new areas including urban.

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  Reply # 1906401 23-Nov-2017 13:22
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We get lots of them visiting the Sycamore and Taupata trees here in Wellington city, usually accompanied by Finches and Sparrows ... certainly the continuously noisiest of the birds for such small creatures tongue-out

 

 


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  Reply # 1906433 23-Nov-2017 13:33
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Shindig:

 

I hear this bird every morning, but can't get a decent enough look at it. 

 

BirdCall

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

How do you play m4a files in google chrome? Whats wrong with mp3 files?

 

Tried it in all my audio players (Irfan view, Media Monkey, Kodi, Grove Music, Windows Media Player...) Not a sound except for clicks at the beginning and end. Even converted it to an MP3 file with Freemake audio convertor, same thing, not a single peep was heard.

 

 


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  Reply # 1906471 23-Nov-2017 14:29
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MaxLV:

 

Shindig:

 

I hear this bird every morning, but can't get a decent enough look at it. 

 

BirdCall

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

How do you play m4a files in google chrome? Whats wrong with mp3 files?

 

Tried it in all my audio players (Irfan view, Media Monkey, Kodi, Grove Music, Windows Media Player...) Not a sound except for clicks at the beginning and end. Even converted it to an MP3 file with Freemake audio convertor, same thing, not a single peep was heard.

 

 

 

 

The sound level for the birdsong is pretty low and the click at the end is pretty loud by comparison, the frequency of the bird song is also quite high (3-6 khz) and there's a lot of lower frequency background noise

 

Are you sure your (high frequency) hearing isn't the problem?

 

It plays fine in Chrome (W10) for me.  Usually if an audio codec isn't supported, you'll get an error message.


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  Reply # 1906552 23-Nov-2017 16:41
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Fred99:

 

MaxLV:

 

Shindig:

 

I hear this bird every morning, but can't get a decent enough look at it. 

 

BirdCall

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

How do you play m4a files in google chrome? Whats wrong with mp3 files?

 

Tried it in all my audio players (Irfan view, Media Monkey, Kodi, Grove Music, Windows Media Player...) Not a sound except for clicks at the beginning and end. Even converted it to an MP3 file with Freemake audio convertor, same thing, not a single peep was heard.

 

 

 

 

The sound level for the birdsong is pretty low and the click at the end is pretty loud by comparison, the frequency of the bird song is also quite high (3-6 khz) and there's a lot of lower frequency background noise

 

Are you sure your (high frequency) hearing isn't the problem?

 

It plays fine in Chrome (W10) for me.  Usually if an audio codec isn't supported, you'll get an error message.

 

 

I was using headphones when playing the converted MP3 file. Whenever I try to play it in chrome, I get the playback screen, then an error message saying there is a problem playing this file, and a download button/option.


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  Reply # 1906553 23-Nov-2017 16:44
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Neat thing about Grey Warblers is that they have regional accents. All the warblers in your area will sing a similar song, but if you head elsewhere in NZ, they'll sing a different version. Apparently, with practice, you can identify where in the country a Warbler recording was made by listening to their accent.


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  Reply # 1906559 23-Nov-2017 17:03
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MaxLV: How do you play m4a files in google chrome? Whats wrong with mp3 files?

 

Tried it in all my audio players (Irfan view, Media Monkey, Kodi, Grove Music, Windows Media Player...) Not a sound except for clicks at the beginning and end. Even converted it to an MP3 file with Freemake audio convertor, same thing, not a single peep was heard.

 

Something is seriously wrong if nothing on your system will play a standard audio file. You might want to start a thread in the Windows or Desktop Computing forums so that this one doesn't get too cluttered.

 

Back on topic (at least partially), a friend had an interesting visitor a few days ago:

 

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  Reply # 1906652 23-Nov-2017 17:43
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Nankeen Kestrel?


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  Reply # 1907113 24-Nov-2017 13:56
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Looks like it. How cool. Where seen? Looks like the poor wee thing had an adventure with the window prior. I have a birding mate that would lose his dignity in excitement over this. Interesting that the breast feathers are spotted rather than streaked the way the internet indicates they should be. Juvenile possibly. Thanks for sharing

 

 


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  Reply # 1907118 24-Nov-2017 14:08
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Sorry, I wasn't trying to ask for identification, was just sharing because it looks neat - my friend's in Arizona so it's probably not something we have down this way (which may explain the spotted feathers). Sorry for any confusion!

 

Apparently it did indeed discover the window.


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  Reply # 1907138 24-Nov-2017 15:01
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Warbler Pie, anyone?






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  Reply # 1907322 24-Nov-2017 20:01
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At only a few grams a bird, you'd need a lot of warbler to make pie!


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  Reply # 1907530 25-Nov-2017 11:32
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MadEngineer:

 

At only a few grams a bird, you'd need a lot of warbler to make pie!

 

 

 

 

Four and twenty Blackbirds baked in a pie...






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