River Warbler in the Long Valley. Hungarian soundscapes 04/10

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    Eastern Hungary, Hungary.

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    Todd, Ian Christopher

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    Recording notes : In the words of the sound recordist "Dawn breaks in the Hor-Volgy - the Long valley - through which a forest track forms the rough highway. We are in a rank meadow, well away from this track, and a River Warbler reels indefatigably from a stand of sedge set in a slight hollow in the meadow. All around in the half- light the steep limestone valley echoes the song of Cuckoos and the crooning of Woodpigeons. The place is lonely. At least two species of woodpecker drum the old boughs, whilst a Raven circles further up the valley, all the time 'prukking' in flight. Finally, and briefly, a cuckoo gives a strange 'laughing' call as the soundpicture fades away."

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