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Woodland atmosphere (at dusk)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:02

  • Shelf mark

    W1CDR0001489 BD7

  • Subjects

    Atmospheres

  • Recording date

    1977/01/08

  • Recording locations

    Pinbury Park, Gloucestershire: OS Grid Reference(395500,204500)

  • Recordist

    Williams, Aubrey John

  • Species

    Woodland atmosphere

  • Description

    A woodland atmosphere recorded at dusk in Pinbury Park, Gloucestershire.

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User notes for this item

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