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A Lerot in the Night

Nouvelle Aquitaine, France
Recommended charity: Désobéissance Fertile

I was trying to record tawny owls that night. I had placed the pair of microphones about 2 meters high towards a field and near trees where these birds usually visit. After a while, I hear this coughing sound in the headphones, wondering who could be making it. I had to ask some audio-naturalists to learn that it was a lerot (eliomys quercinus) in the tree close enough to the microphones to be clearly recorded. is a completely free streaming service of 800+ nature sounds from around the world, offering natural soundscapes and guided meditations for people who wish to listen to nature, relax, and become more connected.

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