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The Hackney year

A hundred recordings of birdsong and early morning city ambience made by Richard Beard in his back garden in Hackney, north-east London. From a series recorded every morning between March 2012 and March 2013.

Thursday 27 September 2012 Saturday 29 December 2012 Wednesday 26 December 2012 Sunday 23 December 2012 Thursday 20 Ddember 2012 Monday 17 December 2012 Wednesday 12 December 2012 Sunday 9 December 2012 Thursday 6 December 2012 Monday 3 December 2012 Thursday 29 November 2012 Monday 26 November 2012 Wednesday 14 November 2012 Sunday 11 November 2012 Thursday 8 November 2012 Monday 5 November 2012 Friday 2 November 2012 Tuesday 30 October 2012 Saturday 27 October 2012 Friday 19 October 2012 Tuesday 16 October 2012 Friday 12 October 2012 Tuesday 9 October 2012 Saturday 6 October 2012 Wednesday 3 October 2012 Sunday 30 September 2012 Wednesday 26 September 2012 Monday 17 September 2012 Thursday 13 September 2012 Monday 10 September 2012 Friday 7 September 2012 Tuesday 4 September 2012 Saturday 1 September 2012 Wednesday 29 August 2012 Sunday 26 August 2012 Monday 20 August 2012 Tuesday 1 January 2013 Friday 4 January 2013 Monday 14 January 2013 Thursday 17 January 2013 Saturday 19 January 2013 Tuesday 29 January 2013 Friday 1 February 2013 Monday 4 February 2013 Thursday 7 February 2013 Sunday 10 February 2013 Wednesday 13 February 2013 Saturday 16 February 2013 Tuesday 19 February 2013 Thursday 28 February 2013 Monday 4 March 2013 Thursday 7 March 2013 Sunday 10 March 2013 Wednesday 13 March 2013 Saturday 16 March 2013 Tuesday 19 March 2013 Friday 17 August 2012 Tuesday 14 August 2012 Saturday 11 August 2012 Tuesday 7 August 2012 Saturday 4 July 2012 Wednesday 1 August 2012 Sunday 29 July 2012 Thursday 26 July 2012 Monday 23 July 2012 Friday 20 July 2012 Tuesday 17 July 2012 Saturday 14 July 2012 Wednesday 11 July 2012 Sunday 8 July 2012 Thursday 28 June 2012 Monday 25 June 2012 Friday 22 June 2012 Tuesday 19 June 2012 Wednesday 13 June 2012 Sunday 10 June 2012 Thursday 7 June 2012 Monday 4 June 2012 Friday 1 June 2012 Friday 23 March 2012 Sunday 25 March 2012 Wednesday 28 March 2012 Tuesday 29 May 2012 Saturday 26 May 2012 Wednesday 23 May 2012 Friday 18 May 2012 Wednesday 16 May 2012 Sunday 13 May 2012 Monday 7 May 2012 Friday 4 May 2012 Tuesday 1 May 2012 Saturday 28 April 2012 Sunday 22 April 2012 Thursday 19 April 2012 Monday 16 April 2012 Friday 13 April 2012 Tuesday 10 April 2012 Saturday 7 April 2012 Wednesday 4 April 2012 Sunday 1 April 2012

BIRD SPECIES HEARD IN THESE RECORDINGS

Information graphic showing birdsong/call diversity during the year

KEY AND RECORDIST'S NOTES

Bb: Blackbird (Turdus merula). Bc: Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla). Bt: Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). Cc: Carrion Crow (Corvus corone). Cg: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). Ch: Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs). Du: Dunnock (Prunella modularis). Gf: Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis). Gt: Great Tit (Parus major). Gw: Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). Hg: Herring Gull (Larus argentatus). Jy: Jay (Garrulus glandarius). Mg: Magpie (Pica pica). Rb: Robin (Erithacus rubecula). Rp: Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri). St: Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). Sw: Swift (Apus apus). To: Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). Wp: Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus). Wr: Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).

All tracks recorded in Stoke Newington, Hackney, London N16; duration 3’10”. Where timings are shown this represents the first identifiable entry of a species. I have not included birds that are too distant, or are masked by others so that identification is inconclusive. Weather shown in Beaufort scale & direction, e.g. 2s means wind strength 2, direction south. Recorded in mid-side stereo with Sennheiser MKH 30 and MKH 50 mics. Richard Beard