I have continued with the addictive "Nocmig" recordings and had some nice wader passage in the early hours of the 19th with Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Whimbrel moving through - Listen below.
However, the biggest shock was getting a faint but pretty distinctive Stone Curlew at 10pm last night! Ironically it was the only bird I recorded before it became too windy.
You can here the recording below, though I would suggest listening with headphones, as it is a distant call. Despite the unwanted "noise" on the recording, to my ear I still think it is distinctive enough to identify. My suggested id also received a positive response from other more experienced sound recorders.
The sonogram, though pretty poor, also seems to be a similar fit to a couple of calls from the Xeno-Canto website. See below.
So, in the the last 10 nights the more notable birds I have recorded flying over the garden include:
Common and Arctic Tern together (id thanks to Nick Hopper)
I find this quite amazing, particularly as I am not even using an external microphone at the moment, simply the recording device only. It is certainly very addictive and I can thoroughly recommend getting involved. A simple recorder like mine only cost £100.
I look forward to the next few nights analysis.......
You can listen to more of my recordings HERE
|Sonogram of my recording (top) versus one from Xeno Canto|