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A Bush but no bird

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I couldn’t hear them. I’ve not lost the top end of my hearing range as yet; I’ve just never been able to hear frequency that high. I can still hear Goldcrest and Firecrest as well as Savi’s Warblers. My friend Andrew however has the hearing of a dog. He could hear them.

Staring into a tuft of grass he’d say “yep, here’s a Roesel’s calling and there’s a Conehead stridulating to your right”.

Really?

I’ll be buggered if I could hear them. I need to take a bat detector next time.

Both Roesel’s Bush Cricket and Long Winged Conehead are recent immigrants into Norfolk (first seen in 1997 and 2000 respectively) and I have to thank Andrew for pointing them out to me.

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Long winged Conehead

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Roesel's Bush Cricket

 

 




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