Urban Dawn Chorus

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David Attenborough introduces the final recording marking International Dawn Chorus day. The urban dawn chorus was recorded by Chris Watson in Whitechapel, London as part of a project to enable the children of the Royal London Children's Hospital to hear the wildlife sounds on their doorstep. Birds featured include the robin, blackbird, great tit and house sparrow.

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Fri 1 May 2015 05:58

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Blackbird (Turdus merula)

The image shows a Blackbird which can be heard in the Urban Dawn Chorus.  Image courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com).

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