Category: Soundscape Recordings

17/2/17 Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss is a nature reserve near Lancaster with a very large complex of reedbeds.  This was just a short visit, and there weren’t many birds to hear – but I got a little here.   Some very harsh sounding pheasants nearby, and some interesting birds in the distance.   People and traffic noise – ...

3/3/17 Dawn chorus at Gilfach nature reserve

Dawn chorus at Gilfach; near Rhayader.   Gilfach is a beautiful and quiet nature reserve about 40 minutes from Stapleton in mid-Wales.   You can hear the river (where otters and salmon can be seen if you are there at the right time of year), and lots of lovely birds that I can’t identify!  

16/3/17 Dawn Chorus Stapleton Wood

Dawn chorus in Stapleton Wood; on the forest track just before the sharp turn into the thick woods. There is, as with all such recordings, a certain order of events.  Owls see off the evening; then come the robins, tits and blackbirds.  Buzzards can be heard too.  (In this recording there are some very active ...

15/3/17 Cottage Stream after sunset

Stream behind cottage in Stapleton. Evening chorus mixed with stream at rear of cottage.  Magpies, crows, rooks, tits, all sorts.  

9/2/17 Aberaeron near high tide

Large wide beach and harbour north of Cwmtydu, Ceredigion.   Beach is steep and mostly pebbles of different sizes.  Waves come crashing in and break from left to right.  As each wave hits the beach, the smaller pebbles carried by the waves can be heard falling back into the surf like a small thunder.

9/2/17 Cwmtydu tide coming in

Recorded 9/2/17 at Cwmtydu, Ceredigion coast, Wales.  Enclosed beach south of Aberystwyth.  Beautiful rock pools and formations.  Gurgling water entering these pools, and pools around caves.  Late afternoon.

16/2/17 Acorn Bank Dawn Chorus

Dawn chorus at Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby. 16/2/17