18/04/18. Anahuac. Sunset at the Skillern Tract.

On the bridge at Skillern Tract, with groups of birds flying in for the evening. An early evening chorus of jumping fish, alligators, birds and bees; and the occasional clang of something mysterious against the metal bridge supports. I watched a beautiful green heron land into the reeds; a few alligators catching the last rays ...

19/04/18. Anahuac.

This recording was made at dawn at the first layby on the narrow road that goes around Shoveler Pond. Great-tailed grackle males were parading about on the road in small groups; showing off to the females, I expect.   Also searching for mates, the male alligators were making their own low, booming, groaning sounds.   ...

20/04/18. Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Dawn chorus at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas.

15/04/18. Dawn chorus on Steiner Ranch Trail.

Visiting Austin and spent the other morning walking on one of the trails at Steiner Ranch.  The residents of Steiner Ranch are very fortunate to have a rich network of trails to enjoy. It was a lovely cold spring morning. The birdsong was beautiful and varied as I walked the trail. The central Texas landscape ...

26/03/17. Dawn chorus at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh

Sukhna lake is part of Le Corbusier’s grand design for Chandigarh, the City Beautiful.  Chandigarh is a beautiful city; and the lake is special and very popular place.   Sukhna lake is a nature reserve, and is also very accessible for families. This recording was made early in the morning – about 6:30am.  I sat ...

30/3/17. Dawn chorus in the jungle near Dehradun, Uttarakhand

5:40-6:20 at the Indian Institute of Petroleum campus in Dehradun.  A beautiful place, the site of a former tea plantation, now a centre of research into conventional and renewable energy.  The grounds themselves are quite wild, and it sits adjacent to a nature reserve in the Ramgarh range, so the birds, monkeys, mongoose, jaguars, deer ...

09/04/18. NWT Hickling Broad.

It was another dreary day in Norfolk!  I went to visit Hickling Broad, an expansive and fascinating area of reed beds and deep water.  Again, in search of bitterns, and again I think I heard one or two in the distance.  But I couldn’t record them.  So instead we have: Recording 1:  At the Bittern ...

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