Sounds of the fens

A playlist of recordings made at Lakenheath over previous springs and as an appetiser to the sounds to be heard on our precious wetlands across the country for the next few weeks – if you can get up early enough!

Wire fence

A piece created from sound recordings from a farm in Mill End near Buntingford, Hertfordshire made over the last two weekends.

With thanks to Annabel and David.

Vall Raven

We first heard rumours that ravens had arrived in the locality last winter and sightings through the spring and summer confirmed a resident presence. As summer started to turn to Autumn a few weeks ago the calls of ravens in the air began to become a regular occurrence around the…

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Fallow buck roar

We had been watching badgers emerging from their sett and flocks of corvids swirling across the tree tops as they came into roost at dusk to an island of woods on the South Cambridgeshire plain. Darkness finally falling we walked back along the footpath listening to a calling Barn Owl …

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Signposts #2: Dawn Chorus – John Neville

Canadian wildlife sound recording artist John Neville has been recording wildlife and the birds of his native Canada for a number of years. When he made contact asking to use a recording I had made of a Nightingale in a presentation on the dawn chorus at this year’s International Ornithological…

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Out on the Lark

Spontaneity sometimes brings great rewards. What was a late decision to have a weekend away in June last year, evolved into a magical experience that will live long in the memory and the idyllic location we found will no doubt become a base for further adventures to come. It wasn’t until…

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Bonehill

A couple of days wild camping and bouldering on Dartmoor in June gave the perfect opportunity to capture the sounds of the wildlife and livestock of this special, remote and peaceful landscape.

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And then the hobbies came

There is no getting away from it. If you want to be up before the birds in the spring, there is no getting up at all. For my particular body clock, the best strategy is to stay up through the night and do your best to catch up on sleep…

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