Wildlife Recordings: Animal Sounds

Note: the Bat call recordings were made from the ouput of a bat detector, which brings the calls within the audible range of the human ear.

The exception are the audio clips where the pitch and speed have been reduced; these calls were recorded at full frequency using an ultrasonic microphone, and then post-processed to emphasise the calls.

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Animal Sounds
Frogs:
Grey Squirrel: Grey Squirrel "growling" at a Magpie
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Common Pipistrelle bat: Bats hunting around rooftops and gardens
Common Pipistrelle bat: Bats hunting along a quiet country lane
Common Pipistrelle bat This clip has been edited to reduce the the pitch and speed by a factor of
10. The bat's social calls are heard first, then (after a quiet period) two
louder social calls are heard and now the bat is also echo-locating.
Bat flying around rooftops and gardens
Soprano Pipistrelle bat Bats hunting at edge of woodland/along canal
Daubenton's bat: Bat hunting at edge of woodland/along canal
Daubenton's and Soprano Pipistrelle bats: Bats hunting at edge of woodland/along canal
Greater Horseshoe bat: Bat hunting in fields along a tree-lined bridle path (Devon)
Lesser Horseshoe bat: Bat hunting in fields along a tree-lined bridle path (Devon)
Noctule (with Pipistrelles and Myotis in the background) Bats hunting along a tree line at the side of a large lake.

The second clip was produced by reducing the pitch and speed by a factor of 10 to emphasise the calls of the Noctule bat.
You may think that some of the bat recordings sound like the flapping of the bat's wings, but all of the sounds are the echo-location and feeding/social calls