Dawn Chorus from a Mobile Rig - Karl Richard
Foxbury Wood in Ashdown Forest
Ashdown Forest is an ancient area of open heathland occupying the highest sandy ridge-top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is located in the south of the UK within the county of East Sussex, about 30 miles south London. Ashdown Forest's origins lie as a medieval hunting forest (main for deer) created soon after the Norman Conquest of England. It is also famous as the setting for the Winne-the-Pooh stories, written by A. A. Milne.
This feed's microphone array is setup is in an area of deciduous woodland about half a mile away from Linton's car park on Colemans Hatch Road. The woodland is called Foxbury Wood and consists mainly of birch and beach trees, with a few oak trees littered in between. In spring and summer, the number of species increases dramatically and the songs of woodlarks, song thrushes, the lesser redpoll, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, robins, assorted tits, wood pigeons, chaffinches, goldfinches, sparrows, crows, reed buntings and common redstarts (to name but a few) mingle vibrantly in the morning heathland air. More information on the Forest's wildlife can be found on the Ashdown Forest website here.
This stream was setup by a member of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society. Given the lack of any nearby roads or tracks, a light and portable Sennheiser / Apogee AMBEO Smart Headset is used here. The signal from this headset is then sent to the iziCast app on an iPhone, and the audio is subsequently streamed live from the app to the Locus Sonus server and then passed on to the Reveil website here.
Special thanks to Grant Smith, Dawn Scarfe, Stéphane Cousot and Grégoire Lauvin for their time and advice in helping get this stream live.