Nature Resounds vol 1 - In the Bird Country of northern Savo

Catalog number: KSUCD298
37 tracks, 64 species, total time 79'15"

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Track descriptions and background species

01 BLACK-THROATED DIVER Gavia arctica. 16 May 1998, 5.40 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Riistavesi
Black-Throated Divers back from their migration calling on the bay of Savulahti after the break-up of the ice. Common Gull, Willow Warbler, Redwing. 1'05"

02 SONG THRUSH Turdus philomelos. 17 May 1998, 6.45 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Palonen.
A Song Thrush demonstrating its singing skills on a calm spring morning. Willow Warbler, Common Chaffinch, Siskin. 2'15"

03 WREN Troglodytes troglodytes. 16 May 1998, 4.55 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Riistavesi.
A Wren singing in the thicket. Eurasian Curlew, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler, Common Chaffinch, Black Grouse, Siskin. 1'59"

04 COMMON CRANE Grus grus. 25 June 1998, 4.25 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), the bay of Kaislastenlahti.
Common Cranes calling in a shore meadow in the morning. Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting, Common Chaffinch, Common Bullfinch, Sedge Warbler. 1'36"

05 COMMON CRANE Grus grus. 21 May 1998, 3.40 am, Kaavi (Eastern Finland), River Vaikkojoki.
Common Cranes courting in a riverside meadow. Song Thrush, Willow Warbler. 0'58"

06 WHINCHAT Saxicola rubetra. 18 May 1998, 7.45 pm, Kaavi (Eastern Finland), Onnivaara.
A Whinchat singing in a clearing, trying to mimick the Common Rosefinch. Brambling, Song Thrush, Green Sandpiper, Willow Warbler. 2'02"

07 REDSTART Phoenicurus phoenicurus. 21 May 1998, 4.30 am, Kaavi (Eastern Finland), Niinivaara, Kokka.
A Redstart singing in the pine forest. Song Thrush, Willow Warbler, Common Chaffinch, Black Grouse, Siskin. 1'56"

08 GREEN SANDPIPER Tringa ochropus. 21 May 1998, 1.30 am, Kaavi (Eastern Finland), Niinivaara, the pond of Rakkinelampi.
Green Sandpipers performing their display flight above the flooded shoreline meadow, with the rush of the rapids of Kalliokoski in the background. 1'19"

09 COMMON GREENSHANK Tringa nebularia. 8 June 1998, 4.00 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Riistavesi.
Common Greenshanks on the bird lake of Keskimmäinen. Eurasian Wigeon, Eurasian Curlew, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Hooded Crow. 1'12"

10 COMMON GREENSHANK Trjnga nebularia. 26 June 1998, 5.35 am, Kaavi (Eastern Finland), Niinivaara, the pond of Rakkinelampi.
The alarm calls of the Common Greenshank on the edge of a bog. Common Gull, Common Cuckoo, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler. 1'01"

11 CURLEW Numenius arquata. 10 May 1998, 4.30 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Riistavesi.
The melancholy whistle of the Curlew before the more intense sounds of the courtship. Eurasian Wigeon, Yellow Wagtail, Black-headed Gull, Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting, Little Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Black Grouse. 1'22"

12 WRYNECK Jynx torquilla. 12 WRYNECK Jynx torquilla. 30 May 1998, 7.20 am, Kaavi (Eastern Finland), Rovevaara.
Courting Wrynecks by a lakeside. Brambling, Willow Warbler, Common Chaffinch. 1'10"

13 SOUNDSCAPE IN A PINE FOREST 21 May 1998, 3.30 am, Kaavi (Eastern Finland), Niinivaara.
Common Cuckoo, Song Thrush, Redstart, Willow Warbler, Robin, Black Grouse. 2'13"

14 BARN SWALLOW Hirundo rustica. 30 May 1998, 8.00 am, Kaavi (Eastern Finland), Rovevaara.
A Barn Swallow chirping in the garden. Whinchat, Fieldfare, House Martin. 2'42"

15 YELLOW-BREASTED BUNTING Emberiza aureola. 2 July 1998, 4.25 am, Siilinjärvi (Eastern Finland), Aappola.
The rare Yellow-breasted Bunting singing in a bushy meadow. Willow Warbler, Common Whitetroat, Whinchat, Sedge Warbler, Common Snipe. 1'45"

16 SEDGE WARBLER Acrocephalus schoenobaenus. 30 May 1998, 5.35 am, Kaavi (Eastern Finland), Sivakkavaara.
A lively performance by a Sedge Warbler singing on the bank of River Sivakkajoki. Fieldfare, Redwing. 1'48"

17 LANCEOLATED WARBLER Locustella lanceolata. 4 July 1997, 1.55 am, Siilinjärvi (Eastern Finland), Koivusaari, Vehkasuo.
The rare Lanceolated Warbler singing in the roadside willows by the fields. 2'01"

18 SPOTTED CRAKE Porzana porzana. 2 July 1998, 11.20 pm, Siilinjärvi (Eastern Finland), Kehvonlahti.
A Spotted Crake whistling in the flood meadow and its echo returning from the forest on the opposite side of the lake.Robin, Fieldfare. 1'35"

19 A MORNING IN AUGUST 9 August 1998, 6.05 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), the bay of Kaislastenlahti.
Common Crane, Willow Warbler, Great tit. 1'26"

20 COAL TIT Parus ater 15 May 1998, 4.00 am, Siilinjärvi (Eastern Finland), Kasurilanmäki.
A Coal Tit singing by the nesting box. The sample includes three distinct varieties of song. Goldcrest, Great Bittern, Eurasian Curlew, Common Chaffinch, Wren,Great Crested Grebe, Great tit, Black Grouse. 2'55"

21 WILLOW TIT Parus montanus. 26 November 1997, 8.50 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), the bay of Kaislastenlahti.
A group of Willow Tits foraging in a coniferous forest. Great tit. 1'12"

22 CROSSBILL Loxia curvirostra. 25 August 1998, 6.50 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Palonen.
A Crossbill searching for the correct notes, perched on the top of a spruce. 1'12"

23 CROSSBILL Loxia curvirostra. 25 August 1998, 6.45 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Palonen.
Crossbills in a spruce forest. Common Raven, Eurasian Jay. 1'30"

24 NUTHATCH Sitta europaea. 25 October 1997, 9.35 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), the bay of Kaislastenlahti.
A Nuthatch chirping near a bird-table. 0'53"

25 JAY Garrulus glandarius. 25 August 1998, 6.20 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Suovu.
Jays croaking and mewing in the woods. Siskin. 1'05"

26 JAY Garrulus glandarius. 16 February 1998, 8.20 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Puijonlaakso.
The sounds of a Jay in late winter. Great Tit. 0'45"

27 SPOTTED WOODPECKER Dendrocopos major Dendrocopos major. 8 September 1998, 6.25 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Suovu.
Spotted Woodpeckers foraging. 1'18"

28 BLACK WOODPECKER Dryocopus martius. 7 September 1998, 6.40 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Palonen.
Contact calls of Black Woodpeckers while foraging. Crossbill, Robin, Frog. 1'32"

29 TENGMALM´S OWL Aegolius funereus. 9 March 1998, 8.55 pm, Siilinjärvi (Eastern Finland), Kehvo, Lake Tervajärvi.
A courting Tengmalm´s Owl hooting in the moonlit March night. 1'50"

30 URAL OWL Strix uralensis. 26 March 1998, 9.50 pm, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Riistavesi.
The display calls of the Ural Owl in the spring night. Tengmalm´s Owl. 1'27"

31 WHOOPER SWAN Cygnus cygnus. 26 April 1998, 4.20 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Riistavesi, Lake Keskimmäinen.
Whooper Swans courting in an open spot of water in the stream in late April. Song Thrush, Reed Bunting, Fieldfare. 1'54

32 EARLY MORNING IN APRIL 27 April 1998, 4.10 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Suovu, Lake Lammasjärvi.
Willow Tit, Song Thrush, Common Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, Black Grouse. 2'31"

33 NORTHERN LAPWING Vanellus vanellus. 29 April 1998, 5.00 am, Maaninka (Eastern Finland), Mustavirta.
Northern Lapwings mewing and performing their display flight in the spring morning. Common Gull, Yellowhammer, Eurasian Curlew, Bean Goose, Black-headed Gull, Redwing, Fieldfare, Black Grouse. 1'40"

34 ROBIN Erithacus rubecula. 26.4.1998 klo 21.45 Suonenjoki (Eastern Finland), Markkala.
The sparkling song of the Robin against a background of whispering water. Woodcock, Redwing. 2'41"

35 SPRING EXCITEMENT AT THE BIRD LAKE 8 May 1998, 4.35 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Riistavesi, Lake Keskimmäinen.
Eurasian Wigeon, Pied Flycatcher, Black-headed Gull, Meadow Pipit, Whimbrel, Black Grouse, Hooded Crow. 1'10"

36 PIED FLYCATCHER Ficedula hypoleuca. 15.5.1998 klo 6.20 Siilinjärvi (Eastern Finland), Autioranta, Luhtaniemi.
A Pied Flycatcher singing near the nesting box. Red-necked Grebe, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Willow Warbler, Common Chaffinch, Redwing. 2'07"

37 A SPARKLING BROOK 2 May 1998, 8.35 am, Kuopio (Eastern Finland), Suovu, Lake Lammasjärvi.
Willow Tit. 1'36"

Translated by Kirsi Komonen and Ewen Macdonald 2004

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