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Morning by the Lake

Morning by the Lake

Zemaitija National Park

Lithuania
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Zemaitija National Park, Lithuania
Habitat: Lake and temperate forest
Notes: Morning by the Lake Plateliai, in Zemaitija National Park, Lithuania. Icterine Warbler is singing in the tree. Other birds nearby: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare, Wood Pigeon, Marsh Warbler and Common Whitethroat. More info
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Mosquito Paradise

Mosquito Paradise

near Ahtme

Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: near Ahtme, Estonia
Habitat: Rural fields & grassland
Notes: In summer, the swampy forests of Estonia are heaven for mosquitos, but also provide a haven for singing Willow Warblers with their distinctive descending call. The sound of cuckoo and displaying Snipe are also prominent, and a Bittern booms about midway through the recording. More info
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Summer Ambience

Summer Ambience

near Dadia, Evros

Greece
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: near Dadia, Evros, Greece
Habitat: Rural fields & grassland
Notes: Summer in Dadia, Greece, near the Turkish border. Crickets gently pulse from the grasses, with the occasional sounds Great Tit, Nightingale, and Turtle Dove in the background (try to ignore the local man shouting at a dog!). More info
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Morning by the Brook
Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: near Kirna, Estonia
Habitat: Temperate forest and stream
Notes: Rich spring chorus featuring the sounds of cuckoo, chaffinch and the drumming of a woodpecker. Occasional background sounds from a nearby farm. More info
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Wolf Howling

Wolf Howling

Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve

Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, Estonia
Habitat: Temperate forest
Notes: In the largest wilderness reserve in Estonia, the howl of a lone wolf fills the summer air. More info
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Cranes – Autumn Migration

Cranes – Autumn Migration

Matsalu National Park

Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Matsalu National Park, Estonia
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: Eurasian Cranes, after roosting overnight by the Matsalu bay, head out to feed in the nearby fields and grasslands. More info
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Sunrise on the Swamp

Sunrise on the Swamp

Emajõe Suursoo Nature Reserve, Tähemaa

Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Emajõe Suursoo Nature Reserve, Tähemaa, Estonia
Habitat: Wetland
Notes: In this early morning recording you can hear the sounds from the swamps of Emajõe Suursoo (meaning: Great Bog of the Mother River) and also from the surrounding forest. Common Toads and Moor Frogs softly croak in the foreground, while in the distance Reed Bunting, Great Snipe, Cuckoos, & Savi's Warbler call, and a swimming Beaver paddles across the wetland. More info
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Arctic Divers on Lake Inari
Finland
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: Lake Inari, Finland
Habitat: Lake and pine forest
Notes: A family of Arctic Divers call as they swim on the the lake. More info
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Underwater Mystery

Underwater Mystery

near Hilba

Estonia
Recordist: Veljo Runnel
Location: near Hilba, Estonia
Habitat: Stream in mixed forest
Notes: Underwater recording, made with hydrophones submerged just a few centimetres in a shallow stream. The source of sound is unknown, probably underwater insects. More info
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