Tag: soundscape

6/4/17 Shearwaters leave Skomer for nightly feeding

On the way back from the warden’s evening Bird Log and Lecture I set off about 100 metres downhill into the shallow valley to the south of the Farm. On the way back I had heard underground noises of Shearwaters from their burrows. This suggested to me that they all hadn’t yet made their evening ...

7/4/17 Shearwater in burrow at the Wick, Skomer

I was just leaving the Wick after listening to the Kittiwakes just before sunset when I heard a little noise coming from the ground. The Wick is an amazing shear cliff facing a narrow inlet. It has multiple parallel ridges serving as home for all sorts of seabirds. One volunteer explained to me that there ...

13/2/17 Dawn chorus at lower wood, Acorn Bank

On the banks of Crowdundle Beck (which features quite prominently in the background of this recording).  Woodpeckers, woodpigeons, crows and lots of other things I can’t identify.  Sheep in the background as well.

17/2/17 Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss is a nature reserve near Lancaster with a very large complex of reedbeds.  This was just a short visit, and there weren’t many birds to hear – but I got a little here.   Some very harsh sounding pheasants nearby, and some interesting birds in the distance.   People and traffic noise – ...

3/3/17 Dawn chorus at Gilfach nature reserve

Dawn chorus at Gilfach; near Rhayader.   Gilfach is a beautiful and quiet nature reserve about 40 minutes from Stapleton in mid-Wales.   You can hear the river (where otters and salmon can be seen if you are there at the right time of year), and lots of lovely birds that I can’t identify!  

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 ...

15/3/17 Cottage Stream after sunset

Stream behind cottage in Stapleton. Evening chorus mixed with stream at rear of cottage.  Magpies, crows, rooks, tits, all sorts.