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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Red Fox
Illustration from Hill's Practical Reference Library, 1906.

Classification: Mammals and other animals

Common name: Red Fox

Scientific name: Vulpes vulpes

Recorded by: IM Rawes

Recording date and time: 9 May 2009, midnight

Location: Near Nunhead railway station

Description: A fox screeches every few seconds then, after a while, a second fox joins in. Sounds of vehicles passing over a road bridge and a continuous buzz from a nearby electricity sub-station.

Technical guff: Head-worn stereo. 2 x Shure WL-183 mics. Edirol R09-HR digital recorder.

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