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from left to right: Corncrake. Puffin. Slavonian Grebe. Wood Sandpiper.

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Nethersole-Thomson's writing was an early stimulation to try and capture the voice of  the snow bunting and allowed me to combine my enjoyment of hill walking with the pursuit of these hardy little birds of the high ground.

An especial pleasure was gained when an open microphone recording of a male Snow Bunting won the individual species section of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society's annual competition. Because the small population of breeding snow buntings can vary  from year to year I spent an number of summers wandering the high ground of the central Cairngorms locating 'reliable' song posts. Eventually, one location in a high corrie in windless conditions allowed me to capture that special moment when the little bird sat and sang his heart out within inches of my microphone.

As with my images my sound recordings are available for use by film makers etc. Let me know which species you want.

 

I have recently added a couple of recordings to my Soundcloud page. A "Chorus" of Red grouse at first light and an urban blackbird in the street on which my house stands. I hope you like them.

For my Soundcloud recordings click here