International Dawn Chorus day

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19 May 2010

It’s 4am on Sunday 16 May and I’ve just arrived at Watermead Country Park, to listen to the infamous dawn chorus.  At this time of year the sound of birdsong is spectacular and at its loudest.  It is also a chance to celebrate the return of migratory birds and to decipher bird song from the many alarm, contact and mating calls.

The recordings from the dawn chorus were used as part of a origami bird installation entitled Flock, the birds were installed at a teaching pool in Wirksworth for Wirksworth Festival 2010.

Listen to Flock

A swan with her cygnets at Watermead Country Park
A swan with her cygnets at Watermead Country Park
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