Taiga - Europe's Boreal Wilderness - Album Sample by Listening Earth published on 2012/06/11 06:11:43 +0000 3 minute audio sample from the 75 minute nature sound album; "Taiga - Europe's Boreal Wilderness", available for download from http://www.listeningearth.com/LE/product.php?id=104 Taiga - the great forests of the far north, the most extensive habitat on earth. Here the landscape is vast; a mosaic of conifer forest and sodden peatbogs, threaded with streams and lakes. As the blue light of midsummer dawn silhouettes the landscape, Tree Pipits and Willow Warblers sing melodiously from song perches atop tall conifers. Bramblings and small parties of Siskins flit overhead, filling the air with their delicate calls. Across open ground drift the eerie calls of whimbrels and the sharp piping of a greenshank. Snipe display in flight, and ducks splash-land on open water. As wind stirs the treetops, a lone redstart sings, its intricate trills fragile against the elements.