Tag: soundscape

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, ...

4/5/17. Black grouse lekking and early morning chorus.

I was returning to the carpark after recording at Tindale Tarn, and I sat on a carved wooden bench to listen to a very quiet, almost timid bird call.  It sounded very much like the sound of the wind blowing over the necks of open bottles – sort of hollow and eerie. The sound was ...

14/5/17 Burfa Bog dawn chorus

14/5/17 Dawn Chorus at Burfa Bog

19/5/17. Early May morning, Titley Pool, Herefordshire.

Early May morning recording at Titley Pool of displaying ducks, geese, swans, coots and others.

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. ...