Sounds of the Night (audio CD)
An audio guide to Britain's nocturnal species
Eerie screams, quiet snufflings, and snippets of song are just some of the wildlife sounds that can be heard after dark. While some animals turn in for the night, others are getting ready to begin their 'day' and for some species, such as the Red Fox, Badger, Tawny Owl and Nightjar, the period from dusk to dawn signifies the peak of their activity. This CD features a selection of Britain’s most vocal nocturnal animals and provides information on the best time to hear them. Use it to identify those mysterious sounds that can often be heard resonating through the night air.
Listen to extracts from tracks
Track listing1. Nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos 2. Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus 3. Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella naevia 4. Corncrake, Crex crex 5. Bittern, Botarus stellaris 6. Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus 7. Tawny Owl, Strix aluco 8. Long-eared Owl, Asio otus 9. Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus 10. Little Owl, Athene noctua 11. Barn Owl, Tyto alba 12. Robin, Erithacus rubecula 13. Fallow Deer, Dama dama 14. Red Deer, Cervus elaphus 15. Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes 16. Badger, Meles meles 17. Hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus 18. Greater Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum 19. Lesser Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus hipposideros 20. Daubenton’s Bat, Myotis daubentoni 21. Common Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus pipistrellus 22. Noctule, Nyctalus noctula 23. Serotine, Eptesicus serotinus 24. Dawn Chorus
`I needed to hear the evocative sounds of the night to remind me just how magical a nightwalk could be, and the disc I played was a marvellous compilation of nocturnal voices produced by the British Library.` Chris Yates, Caught by the River