British wildlife recordings
Woodland atmosphere (at dusk)
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Pinbury Park, Gloucestershire: OS Grid Reference(395500,204500)
Williams, Aubrey John
A woodland atmosphere recorded at dusk in Pinbury Park, Gloucestershire.
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This recording begins with the whining alarm calls of a Grey Squirrel. A nearby Blackbird is also agitated and begins to emit its loud chink alarm call. This develops into a full rattle alarm call at around 50 seconds as the bird flies closer. The hoots of a Tawny Owl can also be heard. The cause of this alarm is not known - individuals could have been disturbed by the presence of the recordist or there may have been a ground predator in the vicinity. Unfortunately we''ll never know!
Posted by Cheryl Tipp, Wildlife Sounds Curator, British Library on 05/06/2009 10:40:00