BBC Countryfile Magazine

Sound Escape 64: the spine-tingling songs of wood warblers

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A still morning on the hill, the strange aniseed scent of cow parsley rises as the lane to the woods is warmed by the sun. Among the ancient, twisted oaks, the wood warblers have arrived, the male's song dripping from the canopy like molten silver and offering competition to a resident song thrush. A redstart chortles in the background.

Recorded by Fergus Collins, presented by Hannah Tribe.

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