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Birdwatching

 

Purrl has a new hobby. I looked up a bird Louis had posted a photo of. When I played the associated bird sounds, Purrl became very interested. Since then I play YouTube videos of birds at feeders for her.

 

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The singer of this song, wonderful songstress, Laura Smith, is in palliative care.  I featured this song here before. Laura is a songwriter too though her first claim to fame was this version of My Bonny.

 

 

Birdwatching

 

Purrl has a new hobby. I looked up a bird Louis had posted a photo of. When I played the associated bird sounds, Purrl became very interested. Since then I play YouTube videos of birds at feeders for her.

 

photoblog image IMG_1264.JPG

 

 

 

The singer of this song, wonderful songstress, Laura Smith, is in palliative care.  I featured this song here before. Laura is a songwriter too though her first claim to fame was this version of My Bonny.

 

 

comments (8)

Elizabeth has played bird feeding videos on her Kindle to Raina, she really likes to watch them.
Care MacADNski: Purrl did years ago and lost interest. She is an avid everything watcher now - driving me a bit crazy.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Feb 2020, 02:01
Old Cat...new tricks...love it!
Care MacADNski: Absolutely. She watched them years ago and we both forgot about it.
On voit que purrl est très intéressée.
Care MacADNski: She knocked over the monitor last week.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2020, 06:21
I suppose for Purrl this is somewhat like watching television
Care MacADNski: I have had a TV for only a year and a half so the cats have never watched TV. They did listen to birds years ago but I or they lost interest.
One of our cats used to be interested in wildlife on the TV!
Care MacADNski: Lucy was in her former home. That was her life.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Feb 2020, 18:20
Purrl is a typical birdie girl smile

The bird sounds that one normally find on the net and in birding apps are actual recordings - meaning the true sound. I have an app with all SA birds, drawn pictures, photo's and sounds. It is possible to draw a bird out of a bush, by playing its sound. During my October travels, I tested this on another cisticola (small bird, like what I showed on Friday). It was perched on a post and when I played its sound, it flew right at me and into the car. Dunno who was most surprised...

As for Purrl's behaviour - what previously was just flickering light to her, are now recognised forms; through association.

I wonder how she would react, if you played a bird song 5 meters from your PC, while the screen is off. Will she go to the new source or will she visit the PC to discover "no pics"?
Care MacADNski: I always use audubon.com. The cats did this years ago and we had forgotten about it. She knocked over the monitor last week though.
i love the picture of Purrl watching this the bright bird in the first photo Care... Rylee likes to see dogs on the TV....petersmile
Lovely shot, Care - Sorrel enjoys watching the videos for cats.

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