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Old Wednesday 8th November 2017, 14:36   #1
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Voices from the Night Garden

Things are slowing down a bit now with the colder weather but still getting some interesting stuff

Here's some Cranes from the night before last, about 9 seconds in there's a young bird giving their little squeak - and a couple more faint ones further on.

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Old Wednesday 8th November 2017, 18:45   #2
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Old Thursday 9th November 2017, 09:10   #3
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Compared to the cacophony of 1000+ birds right over the garden - there's no chance of picking out the young birds.

1000 cranes 5 pm 31st Oct 2017 excerpt.mp3

When they return in the spring they're all grown up and don't squeak anymore.
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Old Saturday 11th November 2017, 00:55   #4
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Screaming blue murder! (Gekkering foxes)

This had been escalating for a few nights

Fox squabble 1.mp3


Then on the 6th it really kicked off


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Old Sunday 12th November 2017, 01:40   #5
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Compared to the cacophony of 1000+ birds right over the garden - there's no chance of picking out the young birds.

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When they return in the spring they're all grown up and don't squeak anymore.
I could hear a few squeaks. Are those birds flying over, or roosting nearby?
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I could hear a few squeaks. Are those birds flying over, or roosting nearby?
The big flock was in the afternoon so there's a lot of background calls of small birds n our garden. The small flock was at night so it's easier to pick out the youngster.

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Another mystery call

strange mammal call.mp3

First thoughts - it must be a mammal surely? Too loud for a bat?

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Possible candidates in our garden are fox, pine marten or dormouse.

Haven't heard a peep out of the dormice for a couple of weeks though - since weather got colder (and it doesn't match any of the hundreds of calls I've recorded so far).
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Another mystery call

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First thoughts - it must be a mammal surely? Too loud for a bat?

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Possible candidates in our garden are fox, pine marten or dormouse.

Haven't heard a peep out of the dormice for a couple of weeks though - since weather got colder (and it doesn't match any of the hundreds of calls I've recorded so far).
Searching through glis recordings this is the closest


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Similar enough for me to think it must be one virtually sitting on the microphone - can't see what else it could be really.
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I know what this sounds like - but I'd like to hear what others think


Boreal.mp3


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Last night around 10 p.m.
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Old Saturday 18th November 2017, 19:54   #10
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Cranes still going over - now up to 17 flocks since 27th Oct - interestingly about twice as many recorded at night than during daylight. More evidence of young with these later flocks too.

cranes with two young calls.mp3


I was a bit worried when I heard this - heavy breathing in the garden!! Pretty sure it's a badger though as the lawn always looks like it's been rotavatored after they visit. Not sure why it's making this noise though?


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