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Moorland atmosphere

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    W1CDR0001422 BD2

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  • Recording locations

    Marden Common, Dartmoor, Devon: OS Grid Reference(258500,80500)

  • Recordist

    Shove, Lawrence

  • Species

    Moorland atmosphere

  • Description

    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