Posted by: mynaturaldiary | May 16, 2019

Dawn Chorus, Church Houses, Farndale

Night time and the Moon is low in the sky

At Church Houses, Farndale it is still night.

As the dawn

slowly breaks into the valley and the sky lightens

 

You can hear a Woodcock calling as it flies overhead in the early part of the recording, when it is still dark and still. Thrushes start to call from 00:53 (HH:MM)

 

After 01:12 (HH:MM) a Cuckoo can be distinctly heard.

A Song Thrush sings from the top of a tree.

Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

Leaving the valley for Blakey Ridge, the dawn breaks across Rosedale filled with early morning mist.

Further along, a Curlew calls out.

Curlew (Numenius arquata)

It is circling, calling, chiding me for daring to enter its vast emptiness where it lives with its brood.

As the sun rises, the mist retreats.

And the sun struggles to break through it overlooking Beacon Hill.

 


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