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Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus
calls, recorded by Rod Jervis, 1 Janary 1978, Waltham Brooks, Sussex, England.
Brent Goose Branta bernicla
calls, recorded by Rod Jervis, 20 Febuary 1981, Chichester Harbour, West Sussex, England.
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
calls, recorded by Rod Jervis, 17 February 1980, Waltham Brooks, Sussex, England.
Common Crane Grus grus
recorded by Patrick Sellar, May 1970, near Boden, Norbotten, Sweden.
Common Teal Anas crecca
calls, recorded by Rod Jervis, 20 January 1980, Waltham Brooks, Sussex, England.
Coot Fulica atra
calls and splashing, recorded by William Pedley, 11 February 1970, Cosgrove Broads, Northamptonshire, England.
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris
song, recorded by Laurence Shove, 13 May 1966, Hickling Broad, Norfolk, England.
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
calls at nest, recorded by Victor Lewis, 21 April 1974, Herefordshire, England.
Greylag Goose Anser anser
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 28 March 1982, Newport Pagnell Gravel Pits, Buckinghamshire, England.
Hadada Ibis Hagedashia hagedash
calls, recorded by David Watts, 29 August 1979, north of Suikerbosrand, Transvaal, South Africa.
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
calls, recorded by Victor Lewis, 2 June 1967, Surrey, England.
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
female calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 11 October 1992, near Fernhurst, West Sussex, England.
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
male calls, recorded by William Pedley, 1976, Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, England.
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 11 April 1971, Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, England.
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
wings, recorded by Reg Tassell, 11 May 1978, Staverton Bridge, Devon, England.
Sarus crane Grus antigone
display, recorded by Ben Coffey, 20 March 1973, Bharatpur, Rhajasthan, India.
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
calls, recorded by Richard Ranft, 14 June 1987, Havergate, Suffolk, England.
Shoveler Anas clypeata
calls, recorded by Tom Cosburn, 23 March 1979, Ding Darling Bird Sanctuary (25 W, 82 N), Florida, USA.
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 4 July 1982, Willen Lake, Buckinghamshire, England.
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
sharming calls, recorded by Laurence Shove, 30 October 1966, Brownsea Island, Dorset, England.
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
calls, recorded by Richard Ridgway, 9 April 1979, Co Cork, Ireland.
Wigeon Anas penelope
calls, recorded by Rod Jervis, 21 January 1979, Waltham Brooks, Sussex, England.
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