Song during snowmelt, early March (stereo XY) - Dominic Garcia-Hall
Hoo Valley, Peak District National Park
Stereo stream by Dominic Garcia-Hall.
Broadcast from a small creek running through a shallow hawthorn draw, at 1250' asl, within the SW Peak National Park.
Soundscapes from an unstocked upland farm surrounded by a diversity of habitats, including heather moor, blanket-bog rich in cotton grass, hay meadows, small birch woodlands, ancient hedgerows, beech and ash copses, and lightly-stocked (due to topography) sheep pasture on reedy acid-grassland hills.
At around half a mile from any public road, there is little anthropogenic noise intrusion other than air traffic into Manchester airport.
The site has notable avian diversity; mainly due to presence of extant hanging woodlands in the cloughs and river valley.
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