27/10/19. Leighton Moss: Grisedale hide very early in the morning.

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.

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