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.

Abbey Wood squirrels Lesnes Abbey Woods
Angry grey squirrel Pinner Nower Hill Pinner
Common Pipistrelle 1 Ladywell Fields
Dark Bush Cricket ultrasound Leg o' Mutton reservoir, Barnes
Daubenton’s bat sonar Leg o' Mutton reservoir, Barnes
Flying ants Rainham Rainham Marshes
Leislers bat sonar Barnes Wildlife Wetland Centre, Barnes
Nunhead foxes Near Nunhead railway station
Soprano Pipistrelle sonar Barnes Wildlife Wetland Centre, Barnes
Soprano Pipistrelle swarm Leg o' Mutton reservoir, Barnes
West Ham fox cubs West Ham cemetery
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Common Pipistrelle
Illustration by Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Classification: Mammals

Common name: Common Pipistrelle

Scientific name: Pipistrellus pipistrellus

Recorded by: IM Rawes

Recording date and time: 14 October 2009, 7pm

Location: Ladywell Fields

Description: Heterodyne recording of Pipistrelle bat sonar. Bat (or bats) encountered flying back and forth along a path near the Ravensbourne river in Ladywell Fields, south-east London.

Technical guff: Magenta heterodyne bat detector set to 45 kHz, Edirol R09-Hr digital recorder.

Additional notes: None.