BBC Countryfile Magazine

Sound Escape 81: the chilling night-time lullaby of the nightjar

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It's a sultry summer's night on a lowland heath in southern England. A warm waft of heather and the gentle chirrup of a cricket break the stillness. And then, as the moon rises, the mechanical churr of a nightjar.

BBC Countryfile Magazine's Sound Escapes are a weekly audio postcard from the countryside to help you relax and transport you somewhere beautiful, wherever you happen to be.

Recorded by Kevin Parr, presented by Hannah Tribe. Image from Getty.

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