Welcome to the Cannon Hill Sound Library
Sounds can be as evocative of a place as pictures. Audio senses are as central in firing off memories, emotions and providing an individual with a sense of place as visual cues. So we have decided to create a gallery of sound for you. Some of these sound pictures relate to wildlife others to soundscapes. We hope you enjoy them.

A word on bird song (other than we love it!). Birds have three main ways of oral communication: song (generally for display), call (for contact) and alarm call (there is danger!). I have recorded mainly song but I will collect and upload calls and alarm calls as the year progresses (as with the pictures - everything is locally recorded in the patch).

A brilliant online site of bird song plus descriptions is available from the BBCs Tweet of the day. Have a listen!
Bird Song
Soundscapes
Click on a name to see a picture of the bird and hear its song. More will be added as we record them.

Blackbird
Blackcap
Blue Tit
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Nuthatch
Robin
Song Thrush
Wren
Willow Warbler
It's about 8.30pm on a summer's evening in Holders Wood. There are several birds singing here at once. See if you can distinguish them. All the songs on listed on page somewhere.

Holders Wood Evening