In season 5, episode 7 Amy's Choice

The Doctor and his companions switch between alternate "realities". Just before each switch they hear birdsong.

What sort of birdsong is that?

I ask because this spring I am hearing that exact birdsong and it makes me wonder about the nature of reality :D

  • I just rewatched that episode a few days ago and I'm hearing the exact same chirps everywhere now, too! The wife and I looked at each other, smiled and "fell asleep"!
    – FreeMan
    Jun 30 '20 at 12:58

I'm struggling to find a canon confirmation but the birdsong clip in Amy's Choice sounds very much like a robin.

Given that you appear to be in the US, what you're hearing is possibly some kind of grosbeak or vireo, both of which are said to have similar calls to the European Robin

  • I know right! I hear the exact song every morning. No not similar to the Robin above. It is exactly the same as the episode.
    – Susan
    Jun 8 '20 at 12:48

I hear the exact song every morning. It is not similar to the Robin above, but is exactly the same as the episode.

However, the Grosbeak is probably a hit. I have seen these at our bird feeder and this recording sounds really close:

I just finally caught sight of the bird singing. Turns out it is a house wren!

  • Note that you can edit your own posts rather than creating a separate answer for it. This itself is a nice answer but note I have edited in the parts of your other answer so this makes sense on its own rather than referring back to it.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jun 8 '20 at 13:03
  • Note if I've misinterpreted your previous answer in my edit please feel free to edit your post to change it.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jun 8 '20 at 13:06

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