International Dawn Chorus Day is celebrated today, on the 1st Sunday of May. This event was introduced in 1984 with the help of The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country in the UK. Today, more and more people around the world are joining the company of ornithologists and sounds recordists going out for sound walks – some as early as at 4.30 am.
Russia isn’t on the list of the global events yet, with the closest being Poland. But these are my five kopecks, a three minutes recording of a stream running by the lake in the Ferma area of Sergiyev Posad surrounded by the birds’ voices.
A great array of 2011 dawn choruses recordings from the UK could be found at the Wildlife Sound Recording Society website, with some recording lasting over one hour! Opera and Mozilla Firexox users – if you’re having problems with the plugin used on the website, mozilla.com support forum has an answer.
Recorded April 22th, 2011 (SP-TFB-2)
Published May 1st, 2011.