Tag: birdsong

10/05/19. Black redstarts in Aulus-les-Bains before dawn.

I sat on a bench in the quiet narrow winding streets of Aulus well before dawn and waited for the Black Redstarts.  In the background the River Garbet can be heard as it continues to empty the spring thaw down the valley. Black redstarts are quite rare in the UK; I had never heard one ...

11/02/19. Burfa Bog Dawn Chorus

Burfa Bog is a small nature reserve in Powys, owned and managed by the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust.  It’s about 5 miles from where I live.  It encompasses an old motte and bailey castle mound, and a few acres of stream, bog, tussocky grassland and woodland.   It is a lovely place to hear the strengthening ...

28/4/18. Whitewater Draw. Just after sunrise by the pond: orioles, thrashers.

Just after dawn I set up by the pond; facing east to the sunrise, over the pond.   I was on a berm that surrounds the pond and allows people to walk around and see and enjoy the birds both in the pond, and also outwards/westwards where the winter visitors, the cranes, come in vast ...

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 ...