Tag: corvids

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 ...

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 ...

13/01/18 Winter’s dawn chorus of ravens, owls, crows and buzzards at Stapleton Wood.

I went to sit in the wood on a cold January morning from 7:15-8:15am to listen to the activity in the bleak midwinter.   It was fascinating and beautiful.  I have included some fragments from that session here. The ravens were first on the scene, croaking their way across the sky; seemingly often in pairs. ...

4/5/17. Tindale Tarn, Geltsdale, near Brampton, north Cumbria.

Geltsdale is a remote nature reserve near Brampton, just east of Carlisle.  It sits quite high in the Pennine foothills and is mostly moorland.   I walked in from the RSPB carpark about a mile or so to reach the RSPB centre; then past the centre and stopped on the path just past Tarn Cottage.  ...

7/5/17. Malham Cove; early morning

Drove to Malham Cove to catch the dawn chorus at the base of the large cliffs. I was a bit late, and didn’t start recording until about 7:00. But it takes the sun doesn’t make it down to the lower part of the cliffs until well past 9, so it was still quite shady down ...

6/4/17. Late afternoon on the old stone bridge near the Farm. Skomer.

Thursday 6th April, late afternoon and early evening; I spent the morning just walking around the island. Mid afternoon I decided to try to record some of the island’s sounds. It’s windy, so I sought out some shelter to improve my chance of recording without wind noise. I went back to the hollow through which ...

13/2/17 Dawn chorus at lower wood, Acorn Bank

On the banks of Crowdundle Beck (which features quite prominently in the background of this recording).  Woodpeckers, woodpigeons, crows and lots of other things I can’t identify.  Sheep in the background as well.