Harbour Update – posted 01/05/15

Another quiet day with not much reported other than 2 Spoonbill, 3 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a few Teal on RSPB Lytchett Fields. On Upton Heath yesterday there was a Hobby.

More excitingly was after a few weeks of not being able to analyse my night recordings from my garden due to broken software, I am now back up and running again and have had a nice surprise over the garden recently. I was listening to my recordings at work the other day on my iPod when I recognised a familiar co-ick, co-ick, co-ick. and instantly thought NIGHTJAR, but wanted to double check, as this would be quite a garden record for Lytchett Matravers in early spring! I contacted local author and fellow sound recordist Nick Hopper who kindly checked my recording out on his software and made a sonagram to confirm it was indeed a Nightjar. Below is the recording made at 4:10am on 23/04/15

Nightjar – Flight calls of a night-time migrant – Lytchett Matravers 

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