Tag: owls

22/6/17. Early summer morning at Montali

It’s very cold here in Cumbria today; the ground is covered in snow and there is a strong icy wind from the east.   A good time to post something from last summer. Last June we visited a wonderful vegetarian country house called Montali, near Perugia.  An extraordinarily relaxing and friendly place.  And the food ...

03/03/18. Beneath the Carpinus in snowy Stapleton Wood.

It was our big snowy weekend and I set off into Stapleton wood to listen to the birds in the early morning.  But the wind was quite high, and perhaps because of the snow cover and cold the birds were not so evident. Instead I was treated to the sound of the twigs and branches ...

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. ...

16/3/17 Dawn Chorus Stapleton Wood

Dawn chorus in Stapleton Wood; on the forest track just before the sharp turn into the thick woods. There is, as with all such recordings, a certain order of events.  Owls see off the evening; then come the robins, tits and blackbirds.  Buzzards can be heard too.  (In this recording there are some very active ...