Live Broadcast

International Dawn Chorus Day – LIVE

It’s been a great morning at Cley-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk for International Dawn Chorus Day.

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust site at Cley. played host to the broadcast.

You’ll be able to hear it again later today.

In the meantime this was the live blog I did during the broadcast.

6:15 – That’s it for this year. Thank you for listening and/or reading. See you in 2018!

6:03 – The sun is casting a wonderful light across the marshes which seems to have had a calming effect n our feathered friends. All seems very peaceful. Just the odd little chatter of avocets and a gentle rustle of the reeds. And I think I may have even heard the sound of cattle drifting over the morning breeze.

6:00 – As we move into the last fifteen minutes of the broadcast the shelducks are getting restless and the avocets are busy hunting for breakfast. I can only dream of mine, which is another 3 hours away.

5:50 – That incredible sound was the swan making an exit out over the avocets and terns. (more…)

Getting the kit together

I was awake for this morning’s dawn chorus, but thanks to the excellent double glazing, I heard none of it. Tomorrow will be very different.

The reason I was awake so early today is that I was going over in my mind all the kit I’m going to need to live stream tomorrow’s dawn chorus from Cley in North Norfolk. It’s International Dawn Chorus Day. (more…)

International Dawn Chorus Day – 2017

Dawn Chorus 2017 – Listen Live on this link – Sunday 7 May 04.15-06.15

I can’t believe that May is here already! Plans are well under way to broadcast this year’s International Dawn Chorus Day sounds from Cley Marshes in Norfolk on Sunday 7 May.

I’ll have a number of microphones set up on the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve and the plan is to broadcast live online between 4.15 and 6.15. Sunrise is officially at 5.12.

You can use the link below to hear the broadcast live – or if you want a lie-in then the whole two hours will be on the Norfolk Sound Map later on Sunday.

Part of the broadcast will also be relaid by SoundCamp / REVEIL, which follows the dawn round the world. (more…)