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Song of the Blackbird

by Andrew Skeoch

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Blue Tits 05:30


The melodious voices of Blackbirds are often the first to begin the European spring dawn chorus.

This recording takes us into an old growth woodland, where Blackbird territories intersect, to hear several birds singing in lusty voice.

We first hear the opening notes of the dawn chorus, with tawny owls also calling nearby. We are then treated to a rich solo from a single Blackbird, which eventually opens out into a rich chorus of morning birdsong; blue tits, serins, chaffinches, nuthatch, raven and cuckoo.

Finally, something special. Blackbirds are an introduced species into Australia and New Zealand, and our concluding track features a dusk solo from one of these antipodean Blackbirds.


released August 1, 2012

Recording location:
Kovada Gölü National Park, near Eäyirdir, central Turkey


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Andrew Skeoch Australia

Andrew is a master wildlife field recordist. For over 30 years, he and partner / photographer Sarah Koschak have been documenting the voices of the world's ecosystems and wild creatures. The resulting recordings have been published through their dedicated label: Listening Earth ... more

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