I went back to the hide for about 5am when I knew there would probably be no people there, and perhaps I could capture the sounds of the deer out of the hide window. The hide faces the pool, the reed beds, and the fields beyond. To get the deer, I really needed to be in the hide.
It was really nice; fairly quiet, and lovely to hear and watch the pond wake up. The deer were not very cooperative – but of course the birds were beautiful to listen to.
The recording begins with shoveler ducks; it moves on to a whimbrel’s remarkable call; then coromorants and finally some tawny owls, with the female flying around and calling quite strongly. Shovelers finish it off.