Night flight calls

Nocturnal flight calls of Great Spotted Cuckoo

The first time I heard nocturnal flight calls of a Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius was quite unforgettable. It was 24 May 2001, and I was at Durnalık, near Gaziantep in southern Turkey. I had been recording White-throated Robins Irania gutturalis until nightfall, and was preparing for a night in ‘Hotel Volkswagen’ when I heard a series of strange wails. They were quite … Continued

Things that go plik in the night

Nocturnal autumn migration of Ortolan Bunting in the UK and southern Portugal. Part 2: Nocturnal migration of Ortolans in Dorset and southern Portugal. Describing our nocturnal listening stations in Dorset and Portugal, how we record and analyse, and what we have learned about Ortolans .… Continued

Things that go plik in the night

Nocturnal autumn migration of Ortolan Bunting in the UK and southern Portugal. Part 1: Ortolans night and day – identifying them by call. Introducing eight Ortolan call-types and including sounds of potential confusion species.… Continued