Tag: water

11/06/18. Noisy pond at Balranald, North Uist.

There is a wonderful walk at RSPB Balranald.  I went there in search of corn crakes, but the walk offers so much more; it takes you out along and through the sand dunes, past the machair fields with their white wind blown soils, and into that space just beyond the beaches where all sorts of ...

June 2018. The sounds of water in the Cairngorms.

In her magnificent book, The Living Mountain, Nan Shepherd describes the contribution of water in its many forms to the unique character of the Cairngorms.   She celebrates its ever-presence in the landscape, and the various ways we experience it through all of our own senses. “On one short stretch of burn the ear may ...

20/05/18. Skokholm: The Well, the Stream and the Sedge Warblers

The island is well provided with fresh water by a well located halfway between the cottage and the dock.   In this space there is also small pond surrounded by reeds and some small tree cover, and from this pond issues a stream flowing down into South Haven below.   This is one of the ...

15/04/18. Dawn chorus on Steiner Ranch Trail.

Visiting Austin and spent the other morning walking on one of the trails at Steiner Ranch.  The residents of Steiner Ranch are very fortunate to have a rich network of trails to enjoy. It was a lovely cold spring morning. The birdsong was beautiful and varied as I walked the trail. The central Texas landscape ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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