Sika Whistling

Yorric

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Was up in the forest today & a sika was whistling away quite merrily. This is the first one I've heard this year. (we don't have very many around here). -- Great to hear them - so wild & intense!!

Anyone else hearing them currently?

Ian
 

Wheesht!

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Hi Yorric,

Yes, hearing them infrequently over here too.

My dogs love it, and love waking me up at all hours to tell me too!
 

csl

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Site Staff
No sika round here :(

Looking forward to getting up there in October and hearing them... makes the hairs stand up on the back of the neck! :cool:
 

tom308w

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Swarovski the first time you hear them whistling is a bit eerie and you won't forget it Atb Tom
 

tom308w

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John your in prime position to hear them from the garden hope you and Sheila ok will see you at Kelso Tom
 

Wheesht!

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They're just starting to show themselves now too. Got a goid look at two stags the night before last. Haven't seen them at all 'til now - they're like ghosts!
 

Canbull

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a few have started in Wicklow yesterday and a buddy of mine could have shot one. he watched it for a while, the neck wasnt fully up but it was covered in muck from a nearby wallow.
 

jamross65

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heard the first whistle last year in third week of August, first time ever before September! Been out a lot recently and heard nothing. Wallows and scrapes starting to appear though...

​real drop in temperature now with us so hopefully we will hear them shortly...
 
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