Here are the last sounds from the 2013 season here at Telinga, in middle Sweden. Now it is almost silent everywhere, except in the very north.
The recording location, about 600 meters away from here, was turned into a moonlandscape by forest companies 8 years ago. Now it still looks terrible and you can't walk there, but with quite a lot of small streams and ponds, it is now a totally different biotope than before. Now there are ducks and snipes and other "nice" species, rather than the everywhere tits and doves. On top of the birds you can hear on the track, I have heard / seen crane, ural owl, tawny owl, eurasian pygmy-owl, eurasian sparrowhawk, goshawk, common buzzard, honey buzzard, white-tailed eagle and a few unknown different species of geese. I am not greatful for forest companies, but sometimes it seems to turn out well.
The left center is a Whinchat, (Saxicola rubetra) and the right one a Tree Pipit, (Anthus trivialis), both common species. A number of Common snipes (Gallinago gallinago) are flying around making the display sound from their tail feathers and their "tchach" and "tchich-tchach". One is passing very near the SSM at 2m05s.
In the background are wryneck, chaffinch, wood pidgeon, stock pidgeon, green woodpecker, yellowhammer, song thrush, blackbird, black grouse (back after seven years of absence) , great tit and raven, probably more.
The recording was made on May 11 at about 3am and the traffic noise is from the E4 highway 6 km away, almost 40 miles. Cautiously filtered in the lowest region.