midnight chorus, Ahja river in late June
Recorded shortly after midnight in late June 2010. Mostly birds can be heard here. In the tree to the right is a Nightingale and in the field to the left is a Corn Crake (crex crex). In the distance are a few Cuckoo birds and the deep sound far off is a Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris). I prefer the Estonian name for this which is simply HÃ¼Ã¼p, like its call.
Baltic Sea thunderstorm
Rather stunning display of a thunderstorm out at sea right at sunset in late July 2010. This lasted for a couple hours until the storm finally hit land (just as we were going to sleep).