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The song of the nightingale - singer and nature ambassador

What would spring be without the Nightingale? The nightingale is probably the most talented of all songbirds and can sing up to 800 different verses. Its song has thrilled people for thousands of years and will once again make nature lovers sit up and take notice this year. With its diverse, unpredictable and incredibly persistent songs, it always catches people's attention. Without question, spring would be a lot poorer without the nightingale.

In spring, the male singles sing the ladies out of the sky, especially at night. real singing competitions. The female chooses her suitor purely on the basis of her song. The more varied the song, the greater the likelihood that Mr. Nightingale will also be a good provider of food for the offspring.

As a little foretaste of the spring weeks, I would now like to show you my video of the nightingale singing. This male nightingale really went all out to win over a female and I hope that I will be able to film her in her territory again this year. Enjoy the video!

The nightingale as an ambassador of nature

Nightingale song bird male video

The nightingale has earned its place in the Wildlife Blog deserves. It is a bird that indirectly makes an extremely large contribution to a better relationship with our natural world. Many people who have had little to do with nature in the past are finding that the nightingale is all their passion for our wildlife.

I live in Berlin, the capital of nightingales. Here I am regularly reminded of the extraordinary role it plays in the relationship between city life and nature. At the moment, I often see people standing in front of bushes or shrubs in complete disbelief, wondering which bird is capable of such a song.

The nightingale is often not seen, but only heard. Many people are perhaps a little disappointed when they see its rather inconspicuous appearance for the first time. The song often suggests a particularly exotic bird.

Tip: If you want to enjoy the song of the nightingale in your own greenery, read the article about the Bird friendly garden inspire!

How the nightingale perfects song

But the nightingale's appearance is not the decisive factor. Singing is its great strength. The nightingale doesn't just sing, it creates entire songs with an incredible repertoire of verses and completely different sounds. Its song has been moving people for thousands of years and provides an unexpected experience of nature, especially in large cities. 

I was able to film a nightingale in the Lower Oder Valley National Park, which became more and more common as time went on. In the video you can experience and enjoy the song of the nightingale. In addition to the male, I was also able to film the female, which doesn't sing but is busy building a nest.

Unfortunately, the nightingale is rarely heard in June. But there is a positive reason for this, as it is a sign that all the males have found a mate. Now only the singles sing until they too stop singing in July at the latest and try again next year. Perhaps they will have practiced a new verse or two by then. ?

Have fun with the recordings!

Stephan from CareElite

PS.: Look you with pleasure further in the CareElite Blog and let yourself be inspired by nature. I also recommend my wildlife highlights from 2017!

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Stephan Schulz

Stephan Schulz

Hey, I'm Stephan and I have a great passion for our local nature. As a wildlife filmmaker, I travel to the last natural places in Germany and try to show people with my recordings how worth protecting our nature is. In the Wildlife Blog of CareElite I want to contribute to a better understanding of nature.

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