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Nature Track

Gentle rain on a tin roof in the outback

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No music, no voices, just the sound of a spring shower hitting a corrugated iron roof. This recording was made on Wadawurrung Country, in west Victoria, Australia.

Listening notes from Ann Jones:

00:02:00 Wind in the trees, and grey currawongs calling to each other in chiming duets.

00:06:00 Galahs fly past, their nesting hollow is close by.

00:07:41 I think this could be brown thornbills, tiny little birds. But would you believe, they’re actually sort of chunky for thornbills, at about seven grams. Thornbills are super tricky to identify because they’re all tiny and brown. And on top of that, sometimes they like to hang out altogether in a big mixed flock feeding.

00:18:40 As a rain shower ends the birds still come out singing.

00:27:00 An eastern common froglet calling at the dam in the distance.

01:04:24 A superb fairy-wren comes and goes calling all the while.

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