The Rib Valley in early April

This sound recording was compiled from sounds captured on a recent circular walk in The Rib Valley between Barwick Ford and Latchford. It was an overcast day with occasional gusty showers. The route I chose took me through Cook’s Wood, full of birdsong and the promise of spring, down to…

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A Cormorant for Christmas

On a journey along the Standon Lane earlier this afternoon, a large black bird sitting high in an old oak by the lane caught my eye. As we came closer I was surprised to see that it was a cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo . Cormorants are no great rarity in the…

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