As some of you already know I do a little night-time recording when the weather is conducive, but living in a semi urban location it's hard to get good clear recordings as there is usually something that spoils it. Emergency vehicle sirens, helicopters, plane and trains are usually the main culprits but people walking by shouting, dogs barking etc also spoil many a recording. Very occasionally everything comes together and I get a pretty good recording which is loud enough to upload here which doesn't require wearing headsets to listen to them.
The following two sounds were selected from nine hours of recordings taken on the night of 17th - 18th September 2017.
The above sonogram is just a small part of the recording below, it shows the three calls that start at 36 to 45 seconds which ends with the two hoots.
|Tawny Owl Sonogram|
I recorded the first bellows from the Sika Stags on the 25th August but they were all too far away but on the night of 17/18 September I recorded this Stag which must have been close to our the home. At this time of year when the rut is taking place we can hear them from the garden all around the bay. Most of the Stags will bellow three times then stop then bellow another three times then stop I presume this is to listen for other stags that may be nearby.
|Sika Stag Sonogram|