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Marden Common, Dartmoor, Devon: OS Grid Reference(258500,80500)
A moorland atmosphere recorded on Marden Common, Devon
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This moorland atmosphere begins with the beautiful bubbling song of a Curlew, one of our most distinctive wading birds with its down-curved bill, barred plumage and long legs. The song of a Yellowhammer can also be heard throughout the recording (this becomes clearer at around the 1 minute mark). The classic description for this song is ''a little bit of bread and no cheese''.
Posted by Cheryl Tipp, Wildlife Sounds Curator, British Library on 05/06/2009 10:51:00