8 thoughts on “ The North Sea - Nocturnal Birds

  1. An accomplished mimic with a broad repertoire, the northern mockingbird is one of the most familiar night-singing birds. Found throughout the United States, southern Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, these birds sing different tones, notes, and sequences in sets of three, switching to a new tune frequently to show off their vocal prowess.
  2. ​​​​​​​​​At least 19 species of seabird breed on the coasts of the Greater North Sea, in particular large numbers of northern gannet Morus bassanus, herring gull Larus argentatus, lesser black-backed gull Larus fuscus, black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla, and common guillemot Uria aalge.
  3. Nocturnal Bird Species. In addition to these species and groups of birds that are typically regarded as nocturnal, many other bird species are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at twilight or just before dawn. Birds are considered to be nocturnal, though, only if they are readily active in the darkest parts of the night.
  4. Oct 29,  · A number of species only become active when the sun goes down. When you think of nocturnal animals, owls, moths, bats, possums and mountain lions may come to mind. Owls are the most recognizable nocturnal bird species, most likely due to .
  5. Peek at Night Birds While Hearing Their Nocturnal Calls. We’re used to hearing birds singing during the day, but we may be less likely to pay attention to those that call out in the night. Listen to some examples of these hauntingly beautiful nighttime sounds: Common Pauraque, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and Barn Owl.
  6. There are many birds that are active nocturnally. Some, like owls and nighthawks, are predominantly nocturnal whereas others do specific tasks, like migrating, nocturnally. North Island brown kiwi, Apteryx mantelli. Barn owl, Tyto alba. Short-eared owl, Asio flammeus. Long-eared owl, Asio otus. Great horned owl, Bubo virginianus.
  7. Southern Norwegian Sector of the North Sea Thrushes, Starlings and Skylarks resting on deck, November Many of the birds in this image are already dead - having crashed into the vessel during the night.
  8. Nocturnal Bird Photography Lack of light is often the biggest challenge for birders wanting to take photographs. Unless one is equipped with obscenely expensive lenses light rather than proximity to the birds is the difference between good and mediocre images.

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