Tag: field recording

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 ...

080418. Cley Marshes.

The weather was awful; misty and cold and rainy.   I couldn’t take any proper photographs, so I have instead included a copy of the map provided for visitors to this lovely place.  I am using it without permission, but I hope this is ok.  The Cley Marshes site is very impressive; a great expanse ...

26/03/18. Frogs at Leighton Moss, part II

Some more of the frogs at Leighton Moss.   This was taken on the same day, and at the same location as the last, near the Lower Hide. Lots of geese flapping on the pond; almost sounds like horses clopping by.  The reeds in the wind.   I think there is a purple sandpiper about ...

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 ...

28/03/18. Extraordinary sounds at Geltsdale this morning.

This morning I went early to Geltsdale, near Brampton (near Carlisle) to track down some Curlew.  I’ve made the trip several times in the past few weeks, but the weather has been poor and my timing hasn’t been right.   I reached the meadow by Tindale Tarn and recorded between 5:45am and about 6:30am. What ...

26/03/18. The lovely frogs of Leighton Moss.

It’s springtime at Leighton Moss and this brings many things to enjoy – huge starling murmurations, elusive bitterns booming, and many other birds as well.  Indeed, it was the bitterns that brought me here yesterday evening.  But before I came across any bitterns I was entranced by the frogs.  Initially the sound is quite subtle ...

19/03/18. Campfield Marsh Reeds in winter’s last roar

I went to Campfield Marsh (near Bowness on Solway) yesterday to try to record some curlews.   Unfortunately the harsh east wind persisted all day and I wasn’t successful; indeed it seemed there were very few curlews or any other birds about! It was though a lovely day with lots of sunshine and pretty white ...