This CD contains 17 soundscapes. The CD is pure nature recording without manmade sounds and mixed recordings.
Producer / Recording engineer
Track descriptions and background species
01 Common Cuckoo and Eurasian Eagle Owl (05'59'')
17.5.2013 at 2.50 am Kuopio, Riistavesi. The tall fir trees stand guard over a vegetation-covered beach. Behind the fir trees, there is a clearing in the wood with a rock-strewn hillock.
02 Tufted Ducks (03'48'')
11.5.2011 at 01.19 am Siilinjärvi. The tall fir trees stand guard over a vegetation-covered beach. Behind the fir trees, there is a clearing in the wood with a rock-strewn hillock.
03 Otters and Eurasian Bittern (05'06'')
23.4.2014 at 02.10 am Kuopio, Kaislastenlahti. There is a small snow and ice covered pond from which flows a burbling stream which disappears around the roots of the fir trees. The edge of the pond is strewn with fallen reeds. There are otters playing in the melted water around the stream that flows from the pond in this early April morning.
04 Spotted Crake, Sedge Warbler and Ural Owl (04'13'')
29.05.2016 at 00.50 am Kuopio, Riistavesi. The well-lit meadow by the beach has a lush cover of willows and other plants. At the edge of the meadow, the small bushes gradually give way to the dark green of the conifer forest.
05 Three-toed Woodpecker, Great Crested Grebe and Black-throated Loon (04'49'')
9.5.2016 at 4.15 am Kuopio, Riistavesi. The dawn’s light sparkles on the mirror-like water of the edge of the fingers of the lake that protrude into the depth of the woods. By the water’s edge, the shoreline is lined with a mixed forest of willow, aspen and birch trees.
06 Corn Crakes, Common Cuckoo and Blyth's Reed Warbler (03'48'')
23.5.2014 at 4.20 am Kuopio, Haminalahti. The abandoned meadow has been overrun by many herbaceous plants such as raspberry, rosebay willowherb and other shrubs. Next to a ruin, the crimson-red wild rose bushes stretch out to greet the light of the dawning day.
07 Common Greenshank, Common Chaffinch and European Pied Flycatcher (03'47'')
30.5.2013 at 05.20 am Kuopio, Riistavesi. The floor of the well-lit pine forest is covered by heather and the stems of lingonberries. There is a large opening in a field scattered with the reddish-brown tree trunks of pine trees.
08 Little Ringed Plovers, Redwing and Wood Sandpiper (5'09'')
24.5.2010 at 01.02 am Siilinjärvi. Small clumps of grasses and sedges are dotted around a wide yellow-greyish patch of silt and gravel. Further away from the gravel patch, there is a stand of willow bushes next to the beach.
09 Northern Ravens and Dunnock (3'46'')
1.5.2016 at 5.40 am Kuopio, Hirvilahti. Small clumps of grasses and sedges are dotted around a wide yellow-greyish patch of silt and gravel. Further away from the gravel patch, there is a stand of willow bushes next to the beach.
10 Sedge Warbler, White-backed Woodpeckers and Eurasian Golden Orioles (4'19'')
29.5.2016 at 4.40 am Kuopio, Riistavesi. This stand of slender-trunked birch tree woodland lies close to a wide area of a marshy meadow by the lakeside. Behind the birch trees, there is a large expanse of meadowland bathed in the sunlight of the dawn.
11 Spotted Redshank, Bean Gooses and Black-headed Gull (4'39”)
11.5.2011 at 5.36 am Siilinjärvi. This expanse of sandy beach has been sculptured by the waves so that small dunes have been created. Near to the shoreline, the reflections of some rocks sticking out of the water are mirrored in the calm surface of the water.
12 Eurasian Pygmy Owl and Song Thrush (3'49”)
10.5.2016 at 8.06 pm Kuopio, Riistavesi. The grey trunk of a dead pine tree stands upright at the edge of the swamp. The budding flowers of the marsh tea plants are scattered around the spaghnum moss-covered ground. It is possible to spot an old woodpecker’s nest in the trunk of a tilted decaying birch tree.
13 Common Snipes, Mallard and Redwing (5'50”)
29.05.2016 at 4.20 am Kuopio, Riistavesi. The small pond close to the fen is bordered by bushes and shrubs. There is a shroud of mist over a ploughed field shimmering in the rays of sunlight as the dawn breaks.
14 European Robin and Common toads (5'37”)
7.5.2016 at 7.10 pm Riistakoski. The shoreline is twisting and rocky; in the morning light, there are finger-like shadows cast by the fir trees. The foliage of the fir trees hides a mist-shrouded barn in the meadow .
15 Green Sandpipers, Garden Warbler and Common Blackbird (5'08”)
29.5.2016 at 03.46 am Kuopio, Riistavesi. The marshland and the small ponds create breaks in the conifer forest. The delicate green shades of deciduous trees seem to frame this marshy and pond-filled landscape.
16 Common Rosefinch, Yellowhammer and Eurasian Siskin (6'02”)
29.5.2016 at 07.10 am Kuopio, Riistavesi. The buds are sprouting from the branches of the bushes in a ditch running along the edge of a field. The rowan trees with their spreading branches are growing in the centre of the meadow next to the tumbled stones of an old ruin.
17 Black-throated Loon, Tree Pipit and Common Cuckoo (3'32”)
10.5.2016 at 2.06 am Kuopio, Riistavesi. The shore is lined with a stand of slender immature pine and birch trees. Behind the trees, the still waters of the lake shimmer in the light.