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12/06/18. Tigh a’ Ghearraidh, nr. Hosta, North Uist.

An evening spent on the beach in this isolated spot just north of the extraordinary RSPB Balranald nature reserve on North Uist.   The beach is close to a well-known blowhole, though the tide was out when I went, and so unfortunately I couldn’t find this spot. The beach was wonderfully noisy; lots of Oyster ...

12/06/18. Fence at Barpa Langais, North Uist.

Contact microphones provide a new insight into sound – especially sound produced by the wind and other forms of vibration that are otherwise hard to capture with more traditional microphones.   The barbed-wire fence enclosing the Barpa Langais (burial chamber) is particularly well sited; facing the north wind directly and being more exposed by being ...

25/2/18. Dawn chorus at Gilfach.

A very cold late winter morning at Gilfach. All natural sounds this morning; no cars, no planes (I think).   First, the Marteg river as it rushes to join the nearby Wye.   One day I hope to see the salmon make their run up this river; I was unlucky this past year.  Then the ...