PHA SE-Menagerie: inner-city sounds 10.56 19 April 2020
PHA SE-Alarm call 06.58 20 April 2020
PHA SE-Dawn Chorus 04.54 on 20 April 2020
Walworth, London SE5, UK
Inner city terrace house garden, planted for butterflies, birds and bees. Since 2016 overflown by arrivals to both Heathrow and London City airports (reduced activity during current lockdown) now monitored by Plane Hell Action SE.
Stream box sited on the windowsill overlooking an inner-city terraced garden in SE London with this cherry tree, threaded through with a clematis armandii and simple white dog rose creating an airy fastness, a haven to the many birds that visit the garden in search of food, a nesting site, shade or shelter. All the delight in birdsong is overshadowed and, at times, drowned out by the planes overflying to Heathrow. Indeed, they are often the first sound of the day, even before the blackbird announces that dawn is breaking. Even in lockdown.
Rasp Pi 3 with Cirrus Logic soundcard using streambox software V3.1 (and synthetic fur and foam windscreens)
Distant traffic including air ambulances to local hospital