As long, as the river Kokemäenjoki by town Pori in Western Finland flows free from ice, thousands of Jackdaws are keeping winter time night shelter under the constructions of an old bridge done of riveted steel balks. In the twilight time the birds are flocking and murmuring around the nearby church tower and roofs of the higher houses, before entering the bridge at the moment of darkness forming. This recording was done with the microphones (and recorder) hanged down with a rope over the handrail in the middle of the bridge for over one hour. As the church bells started ringing the darkness was complete, except the lights from a few sodium lamps giving their ghostly shine on the bridge. Enjoy the Birds!


jjan eerala /info