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The Whitethroat

Leo Paul Robert: Whitethroat

The Whitethroat - Cameos of Birdlife #11

Walking up our lane this morning a Whitethroat sang from deep within summer drifts of hawthorn and cow parsley ...

A rather crackly recording by Ludwig Koch from 1936.

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The Kestrel’s Cry

The Kestrel’s Cry - Richard Jefferies Reimagined #9

A new setting for an old favourite haiku 1 of mine about the Kestrel, inspired by a passage from the writings of Richard Jefferies ...

a light breeze
sweeping the hill
a kestrel’s cry

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August Silence

A Calendar of Haiku - August

We are bang in the middle of what’s called the ‘Dog Days’. Many birds now in moult, hide away, and very little bird song can be heard. But occasionally on a hot puthery sort of day we may get to hear a Whitethroat ...

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