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: Genghis Attenborough

Recording date and time: 2 March 2009

Location: West Ham cemetery

Description: Two young foxes in a play fight in West Ham cemetery. I sneaked up behind a wall and recorded them for a while. I peered over the wall to discover they were only about four metres away. They were locked with paws on each other's shoulders screaming at each other.

Technical guff: High pass filter used to eliminate wind noise on recording.

Additional notes: Recorded by Freesound Project contributor Genghis Attenborough. License: Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0.