SOUNDS OF NATURE – Waders at Clachtoll

April 18th 2021

Sounds of Nature Project

This Project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage

SOUNDS OF NATURE – Waders at Clachtoll

The Field Club’s Sounds of Nature Project was inspired by a chance encounter in May 2019 between two Assynt Field Club members and Clive Davis who was holidaying in Assynt. Clive, who is a member of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society, was making sound recordings of birds, etc. in the area.

The mental health benefits of listening to bird song and other sounds of nature have been well reported.  Our website is by necessity very visual, both with regards to images and words. The main aim of our project therefore is to make the site, and hence Assynt’s wildlife, more accessible and meaningful for those with a visual impairment.

More information about the project along with links to other recordings can be found on the website’s Sounds of Nature Project page.

SOUNDS OF NATURE – Waders at Clachtoll (David Haines, April 2021)

This recording has captured a bit of the avian soundscape in and around the marshy area that lies west of Clachtoll. It was made on a sunny day in mid-April 2021, and as usual the background sound is provided by the sea, ably assisted on this occasion by a westerly breeze!

The main calls and songs are provided by Skylark, Snipe, Golden Plover and Lapwing with brief guest appearances by Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit.

Enjoy the sounds of spring at Clachtoll.

All photographs by D.Haines

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