Earth Notes: Wren Loud and Bold Ambient (2021-06)Updated 2021-06-28 18:26 GMT.
By Damon Hart-Davis.
It shouted while eating bugs off my apple-tree.
It shouted while standing on my garden solar panels.
It shouted while clinging vertically to my house wall!
This was early evening, and I think there were two of them at times.
It was suggested to me (by AF) that this was a proud recent new parent.
There's plenty of competition with background urban noises, and other birds! (Pigeons, jackdaws, crows, parakeets, at least...)
[loud wren contact calls in June against suburban background noise in London UK]
All a bit rough and ready and neither the best of recording nor editing.
This was all happening a little after 7pm BST, ie between 18:00Z and 19:00Z.
[wren making loud contact calls on solar panel and while feeding in apple tree]
From an accessibility point of view
Should I add a transcript to the audio even if just [wren contact calls against urban background noise]
of @MrFirthy, author of "Practical Web Inclusion & Accessibility".
I think in this case, given that the content above it describes what’s in the audio well, it isn’t necessary - someone with a hearing impairment isn’t losing context because it’s trapped in the audio, which was not what I was expecting!
I had already jumped the shark and added [a few words in brackets] as the official http://schema.org transcript text for this and one other ambient piece. So I hope that I have now erred on the side of accessibility.
In any case, it's good to have the reasoning clear for next time. Thanks MrFirthy!