General London wildlife

A collection of recordings made around London of birds, mammals and insects. Special thanks to xeno canto recordist Stuart Fisher for kindly allowing many of his recordings to be included here.

April dawn chorus Catford Culverly Road, Catford, southeast London
April dawn chorus Hilly Fields Hilly Fields, Lewisham
April dawn chorus Sydenham Hill Sydenham Hill Wood nature reserve
Beddington dusk Beddington Farm, near Croydon
Beddington dusk May 2011 Beddington Farm, near Croydon
June dawn chorus Crayford Marshes Crayford Marshes, Slade Green
May dawn chorus Gunnersbury Gunnersbury Triangle
May dawn chorus Twickenham Marble Hill, Twickenham
October dawn Abbey Wood 1 Middle of Lesnes Abbey Woods
October dawn Abbey Wood 2 Lesnes Abbey Woods, north side
St James Park 6am August Overlooking the lake in St James's Park, near the south end.
Winter dawn Hampstead Heath Hampstead Heath
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Classification: Dawn chorus

Common name: October dawn Abbey Wood 1

Scientific name: Various

Recorded by: IM Rawes

Recording date and time: 4 October 2009, 6.20am

Location: Middle of Lesnes Abbey Woods

Description: At 6.20am in the middle of the woods, the dawn chorus is begun and dominated by carrion crows heard all around. Some mysterious crashing sounds from the undergrowth and very faint traffic noise.

Technical guff: Stereo. Audio Technica BP4025 mic and Fostex FR-2LE digital recorder.

Additional notes: None.