Watching the Water bats

It has been our privilege this summer to takeover a Bat Conservation Trust waterway survey route. We learned of the opportunity when we met Anne and Chris at an early meeting of Friends of the River Rib back in May who for a number of years have conducted the Standon…

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An evening visitor

It is last light on Monday evening and we are sitting in the garden drinking a cup of coffee. A faint snuffling catches the ear coming from below the bird feeders. It’s no surprise to find it is a hedgehog and I guess it is not beyond the bounds of…

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A night in Plashes Wood

The full moon was heading towards the west yet still bathing the valley with it’s silvery light from a cloudless sky as I crept passed the last houses in our hamlet and headed north. Trying to avoid the crunching gravel that accumulates in the centre of the lane, I walked…

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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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