Tag: wind

40mph

For several days around the 8th/9th of September we had continuous 40mph winds. The wind is a constant feature on the Hebrides and it causes everything to sing. This is a composition made from recordings of manmade and organic materials singing in the wind. Recordings were made at RSPB Balranald, Balranald Cottage, Trinity Temple at ...

26/03/18. The lovely frogs of Leighton Moss.

It’s springtime at Leighton Moss and this brings many things to enjoy – huge starling murmurations, elusive bitterns booming, and many other birds as well.  Indeed, it was the bitterns that brought me here yesterday evening.  But before I came across any bitterns I was entranced by the frogs.  Initially the sound is quite subtle ...

19/03/18. Campfield Marsh Reeds in winter’s last roar

I went to Campfield Marsh (near Bowness on Solway) yesterday to try to record some curlews.   Unfortunately the harsh east wind persisted all day and I wasn’t successful; indeed it seemed there were very few curlews or any other birds about! It was though a lovely day with lots of sunshine and pretty white ...