Tag: dawn chorus

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 ...

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 ...

01/04/18. An Easter dawn chorus at Bleddfa.

Bleddfa sits on the road from Knighton to Pen-y-bont.  It is a particularly beautiful part of mid-Wales; the valleys stretch and turn for miles and flow into each other along the way.  At Bleddfa there is a combination of woodland and open hilly pasture land.   And of course all of these valleys are very ...