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Springwatch Christmas Special Sound Quiz

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Jeremy Torrance web producer Jeremy Torrance web producer | 11:32 UK time, Monday, 5 December 2011

Our fantastic wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson has put together a little quiz for you. Each season has six sounds ranging from big iconic animals to small and intriguing mini-beasts.

The answers will be revealed in the Springwatch Christmas Special so if you know the identity of the creatures in the four soundscapes post a comment below.

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A) Winter

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B) Spring

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C) Summer

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D) Autumn

Springwatch Christmas Special, 7pm 26 December on BBC Two.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    I think I got about four of those. Jeez, don't make it easy on us wil ya!

  • Comment number 2.

    Sorry, my speakers are turned off. Do one of Chwis Packham twying to pwonounce his R's and I might turn them on.

  • Comment number 3.

    A) Fallow deer, wild cat/Fox, robin , Pheasant
    B)Buzzard, woodpecker/frog, siskin, grasshoppers, Orca?
    C) Blue tit, doormouse, Munjac deer, goldfinch Bees, Crustation
    D) Red deer Pied wagtail Sikka Deer Swans roe stag Terns

  • Comment number 4.

    A)Bull grey seal, blackbird alarm, -?-, green woodpecker, -?-, Pheasant
    B)Buzzard, crayfish claw popping, pool frogs, linnet, crickets? (wild guess), Puffin
    C)Yellow hammer, shrews, fox bark, meadow pipit descent call pretending to be a space ship?, swarm of bees, natterjack call
    D) Fallow male deer, wren tipping, -?-, whooper swans, red deer roar, greylags

  • Comment number 5.

    Actually, I'll change C) fox, to muntjac as its definately 100% muntjac and I'll change bees to hornets as I think the sound is deeper than that which bees produce

  • Comment number 6.

    With speakers off, I'd say trees, flowers, and rocks.

  • Comment number 7.

    These are HARD!!
    A) Fallow deer or possibly snoring badger, blackbird, foxes , Pheasant
    B)Buzzard, deathwatch beetle, frogs, siskin, grasshoppers, puffin
    C) yellowhammer, prawn , Muntjac, Bees, tern
    D) Red deer, wren, Swans, roe stag. geese

  • Comment number 8.

    They're all not available in my area!!! :-(

  • Comment number 9.

    Not to sure on half of them but I'll give it a go...
    A) Chris Packham snoring ;) , blackbird, maybe a fox?, not sure, not sure, pheasant
    B) Video seized up on me....
    C) Yellowhammer, woodpecker, fox/deer
    D) The first on is my brother being woken up to early in the morning

  • Comment number 10.

    What a pity, we cannot listen to the sounds in Belgium!
    As we are real BBC ''watch''-fans , we regret this so much.
    Is there a way to resolve this problem?
    Thanks and Merry Christmas to the whole team!
    Bruno and Ann

  • Comment number 11.

    All this user's posts have been removed.Why?

  • Comment number 12.

    "Not available in your area"... We supposed to be soon in 2012.

  • Comment number 13.

    Well ... Here are ALL the wrong words and NOT necessarily in the right order ...
    (Although mostly I suspect that these are just all the noises post a particularly good Christmas dinner - followed by the sounds of the rest of creation vacating the immediate vicinity at some speed ..!)

    A - Winter - walrus or leopard seal? vixen? blackbird? someone walking on a snowy shingle beach; pheasant or grouse/capercaillie?

    B - Spring - woodpecker? kestrel or similar? deathwatch beetle? bullfrogs? linnet or similar woodland bird? cricket/grasshopper? deer stag?

    C - Summer - fox or muntjac? 'little-bit-of-bread-and-no-Stilton - P-l-eeease ..'??(chiffchaff???) bluebottle fly? or swarm of honey bees?

    D - Autumn - wild boar? puffin? wren? whooper swan/s? red deer stag? gaggle/skein of geese?

    Way, way too hard Chris W - especially for us city-locked folk! (and especially as I got locked-out of my Beeb log-in i/d (I never can remember passwds et al, particularly after a break, and at such celebratory times of year as this ...). Thanks anyway and a very Happy Christmas and New Year to you and to all the 'WatchingTeam' etc. TB and co.

    PS - What happened to Fr.Chris-mas' Grotto?? I always have heaps and heaps (and yet more heaps) of Q's for the 'other' Chris ..!

  • Comment number 14.

    Is it normal for Otters to kill Seagulls, My cousin,s husband watched an otter on the River Stour in Blandford pull a seagull under water and drown it before dragging it up onto the bank.
    He took photo's and showed me, we are all amazed and wondered if this is a common thing.

  • Comment number 15.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 16.

    The presenters of the programme were extolling the virtues of science in monitoring wildlife behaviour. It would therefore be appropriate if Martin Hughes Games learned a little science, instead of uttering ridiculous comments. The temperature inside a compost heap was 10 degrees C, compared with 5 degrees outside. He then said that there was "twice the heat" inside. What utter nonsense! If all other conditions inside the heap, compared with outside the heap are equal (which they are not!), then a temperature rise from 5 to 10 degrees C is a mere 1.7% increase.

  • Comment number 17.

    to day 31/12/2011 this morning my wife and myself were in the garden (llandudno north wales) cleaning up amongst the plants and to my amazment on a heather that we have 2 bumble bees??? at this time of year amazed is this out RIGHT or not confused bees

  • Comment number 18.

    28th March 2012. Swallow seen Wilverley Plain Nr Brockenhurst, plus a BRIMSTONE butterfly and in the garden at Barton-on-Sea an ORANGE TIP butterfly.
    Stella

  • Comment number 19.

    One week ago i noticed that my rear garden had a lot of scuff marks in an area close to trees. I thought that birds had been looking for insects although i was quite amazed at the extent of the damage. The following morning i discovered that even more digging had occurred and i was not amused. The following evening my wife was sitting in the sunroom at the rear of the house when she spotted a large badger emerge from the trees and commence to stick his nose in the lawn and i realised immediately who had been responsible for the recent damage to the garden.
    The badger disappeared behind a garden shed and to my amazement i discovered a recently dug sett leading under the shed. For the last 3 nights we have been leaving food and water out for the badger and as regular as clockwork he appears at 7.30pm, takes his food and goes back to bed. We live in a reasonably built up area although there are fields to the rear. Thankfully the damage to the lawn appears to have stopped since we started leaving out food.
    I'm interested to know if this is unusual behaviour for a badger and is it possible that there could be a pair of badgers with the possibility of a family emerging from under my shed. The badger appears in full daylight and spends nearly an hour poking around oblivious to the onlookers. Is it possible that the badger is alone or are they normally in pairs?.
    I look forward to hearing from someone.

 

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