Tag: pheasants

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 ...

28/03/18. 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 ...

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 ...

11/03/18. Burfa Bog dawn chorus

A foggy, cold and boggy predawn at Burfa Bog.  The trees all shrouded by mist.  And the birds were very active. I sat by the stream that runs right through the middle of the bog; its gurgling is present in the recording, though at some point the birds dominate. Ten minutes or so into the ...

08/03/18. Canada Geese at Titley Pool

Listening to the dawn chorus at Titley Pool yesterday morning. A cold and windy morning with quick and short showers of snowy rain.  Lots of birds present; some more noisy than others.  The canada geese particularly active with their lengthy chattering before flying off in small groups.  But lots of others too including pheasant, crows, ...

14/5/17 Burfa Bog dawn chorus

14/5/17 Dawn Chorus at Burfa Bog

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 ...

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 ...