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As I mentioned in the previous post, I visited Normandy in March 2019 to record the White Stork population that nest there during breeding season. Whilst researching what other interesting nature reserves there are in the area I came across Cerisy Forest, a 2127 hectare beech woodland.

I drove out to the forest before dawn one morning, setup my ORTF mic rig in the centre of this lush green forest and sat back to enjoy the dawn chorus for the next hour and a half. Again, human noise was a challenge, with some distant traffic and farm activity, but I was so happy to spend time surrounded by some amazing green forest. It’s a calm spring chorus and amongst the birdsong, we hear Wren, Robin, Chif Chaf, Common Chaffinch, Blackbird and Common Redstart.