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 Sounds and Sonograms

 Including some flight calls after dawn.

 

 Gadwall  Anas strepera


Sonogram of Gadwall courtship calls in flight

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   29 April 2020  [nocmig recording]

Courtship calls from a male Gadwall pursuing a female in flight at 04:31.

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Common Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus


Sonogram of Moorhen flight calls at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   24 April 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a Moorhen in flight at night at 00:32. A nasal tooting series.

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Common Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus


Sonogram of Moorhen flight calls at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   31 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a Moorhen in flight at night at 01:03. A nasal tooting series.

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 Eurasian Coot  Fulica atra


Sonogram of Coot flight calls at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   24 April 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a Coot in flight at night at 00:17. A short, wavering nasal trumpeting.

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 Eurasian Coot  Fulica atra


Sonogram of Coot flight calls at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   9 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from a Coot in flight at night at 01:34. A short, wavering nasal trumpeting.

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 Eurasian Coot  Fulica atra


Sonogram of Coot flight calls at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   3 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a Coot in flight at night at 02:58. A short, wavering nasal trumpeting.

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 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus rufocollis


Sonogram of Little Grebe flight call at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   26 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Distant call (700+ metres) from a Little Grebe in flight at night at 02:52.

Four introductory peeps at 1.9-3.0 kHz over 1.1 sec, followed by a slow 1.4 sec, largely unwavering, trill of 16 elements at 1.8-1.9 KHz.

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 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus rufocollis


Sonogram of Little Grebe flight call at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   25 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Distant call (700+ metres) from a Little Grebe in flight at night at 02:25.

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 Eurasian Oystercatcher  Haematopus ostralegus


Sonogram of Oystercatcher flight call at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   17 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from an Oystercatcher in flight at night at 02:55.

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 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius


Sonogram of Little Ringed Plover flight call at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   26 April 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call (2.7-3.5 kHz) from a Little Ringed Plover in flight at night at 02:45.

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 Ringed Plover  Charadrius hiaticula


Sonogram of Ringed Plover flight call at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   24 April 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a Ringed Plover in flight at night at 02:23.

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 Grey Plover  Pluvialis squatarola


Sonogram of Grey Plover flight call at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   9 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from one or more Grey Plover in flight at night at 04:00.

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 Dunlin  Calidris alpina


Sonogram of Dunlin flight call at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   26 Apr 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from a Dunlin in flight at night at 00:56.

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 Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos        Common Redshank  Tringa totanus


Sonogram of Common Sandpiper and Common Redshank flight calls at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   2 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a Common Sandpiper (4.3-5.4kHz) and Common Redshank (2.0-2.3 kHz) in flight at night at 01:05.

[File name: csandpiperredhshank117171nocmig020520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

 Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus


Sonogram of Whimbrel calls in flight at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   25 Apr 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from a Whimbrel in flight at night at 03:33. Around 16-20 elements in 1.4-1.7 sec at 1.6-2.3 kHz.

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 Eurasian Curlew  Numenius arquata


Sonogram of Eurasian Curlew calls in flight at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   2 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from a Curlew in flight at night at 03:04.

[File name: curlew117173nocmig020520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Eurasian Curlew  Numenius arquata


Sonogram of Eurasian Curlew calls in flight at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   31 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from a Curlew in flight at night at 04:38.

[File name: curlew117234nocmig310520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

 Common Redshank  Tringa totanus


Sonogram of Redshank calls at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   9 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Downslurred tue-huhu call (2.0-3.4 kHz) from a Redshank at night at 04:04.

[File name: redshank117193nocmig090520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

 Common Redshank  Tringa totanus


Sonogram of Redshank song and calls at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   26 April 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call and song from a Redshank at night at 01:09.

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 Common Redshank  Tringa totanus


Sonogram of Redshank calls at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   9 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Chipping call (2.2-3.4 kHz) from a Redshank at night at 00:37.

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 Common Greenshank  Tringa nebularia


Sonogram of Greenshank calls at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   2 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Tyu tyu tyu calls (2.3-3.0 kHz) from a Greenshank at night at 02:49.

[File name: greenshank117172nocmig020520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

 Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus        Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus


Sonogram of Green Sandpiper flight call at night

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   27 April 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a Green Sandpiper (3.4-4.9 kHz) and Whimbrel (1.4-3.1 kHz) in flight at night at 02:00.

[File name: greensandpiper117156nocmig270420] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

 Black-headed Gull  Larus ridibundus


Sonogram of Black-headed Gull calls in flight

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   25 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from Black-headed Gulls in flight at night at 01:45.

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 Common Tern  Sterna hirundo


Sonogram of Common Tern calls in flight

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   25 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from a Common Tern in flight at dawn at 05:36.

[File name: commontern117213nocmig250520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Barn Owl  Tyto alba


Sonogram of Barn Owl call

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   7 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a Barn Owl at night at 02:18. Hissy shriek, rising slightly in frequency.

Bird was at picked up at least 700 metre away on the other side of the River Thames in Kent.

[File name: barnowl117187nocmig070520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Common Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis


Sonogram of Kingfisher calls in flight

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   27 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a Kingfisher in flight at 04:17.

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European Robin  Erithacus rubecula


Sonogram of Robin flight call

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   27 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a European Robin in flight at night at 03:10.

Short (0.074 sec/74 msec), high-frequency, polyphonic tsee call composed of two elements: 1). 7.7-8.2 kHz; 2). 6.4-6.9 kHz.

 

[File name: robin117220nocmig270520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Blackbird  Turdus merula


Sonogram of Blackbird flight call

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   27 April 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a Blackbird in flight at night at 03:59.

Short, high-pitched (6.3-9.1 kHz) srrri.

[File name: blackbird117157nocmig270420] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Blackbird  Turdus merula


Sonogram of Blackbird alarm call

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   25 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Alarm call from a Blackbird in flight at dawn at 05:37.

[File name: blackbird117213nocmig250520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

 Western Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava flavissima


Sonogram of Western Yellow Wagtail flight call

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   5 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Call from a migrant Yellow Wagtail in flight at dawn at 05:04.

[File name: yellowwagtail117182nocmig050520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

 Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinerea


 Sonogram of Grey Wagtail calls in flight

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E  21 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from a Grey Wagtail in flight at 06:30.

[File name: greywagtail117209nocmig210520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

 Pied Wagtail  Motacilla alba yarrellii


 Sonogram of Pied Wagtail call in flight

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E  21 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from a Pied Wagtail in flight at 06:00.

[File name: piedwagtail117209nocmig210520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Black-billed Magpie  Cyanopica cyanus


Sonogram of Magpie alarm calls

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E  31 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Alarm calls from two Magpies at dawn, 04:33.

[File name: magpie117234nocmig310520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Common Starling  Sturnus vulgaris


Sonogram of Starling alarm calls

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E  17 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Alarm calls from a Starling at 07:04.

[File name: starling117204nocmig170520son] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Ring-necked Parakeet  Psittacula krameri


Sonogram of Ring-necked Parakeet song

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E  21 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Song from a Ring-necked Parakeet at 07:06.

[File name: rnparakeet117209nocmig210520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis


Sonogram of European Goldfinch calls

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E  30 May 2020  [nocmig recording]

Calls from a European Goldfinch in flight at dawn at 04:41.

[File name: goldfinch117229nocmig300520] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     


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