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This is a mix of several recordings from the same location, presenting the spring morning dynamics in a forest clearing. It starts in darkness, 3:45 A.M. with few sounds from Woodcocks, distant Snipes and Thrush Nightingales. When the morning chorus thickens, a single Black Grouse lands on the clearing and starts vocalizing. At first he marks its presence with loud hissing, but when the morning goes on, the male Grouse switches to the bubbling courtship call. Other birds in the morning chorus join in - early wakers Cuckoo, Songthrush, European Robin and Blackbird, later on the Tree Pipit with it' long notes at the end of the song. In final minutes of recording a female Capercaillie starts vocalizing.
30. April 2012, Taheva, Estonia.


from Five Natural Pieces, released November 25, 2012


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Veljo Runnel. Nature sound recordist, photographer, biologist. Location: Estonia.

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