Welcome to our third Sounds of Nature post which we do hope you are enjoying as much as we are.
Many thanks again to Assynt visitor Clive Davies from Stafford who recorded these spring passage Dunlin, Calidris alpina, at Bay of Culkein with a 20 inch parabolic reflector and stereo microphones.
A few of the Dunlin that stop at Bay of Culkein in the spring and autumn may well be ‘local’ breeding birds but the vast majority will be on their way to and from breeding grounds in Iceland. The biggest numbers tend to occur in the spring around early-mid May when several hundred can gather at this location.
More “Sounds of Nature” posts
Twite at Culkein Stoer
Hydrophones under Bay of Culkein
Swallows at Culkein Stoer
House Sparrows at Culkein Drumbeg