Dawn Chorus With Golden Orliole – Sounds of Nature. What a wedding!

Wedding siteThe video below¬†was shot it the least likely place and circumstances – at a wedding party ūüôā Yup, a wedding. And it’s not that I was getting bored with dancing and drinking. It was one of the best wedding parties I remember. And one f the reasons for that was its location – Suchedni√≥w, Poland.

They had a pony pen with an actual pony in it and a bag of bread to feed it just fifty yards from the ballroom. They also had a tawny owl in a cage. That was a bit sad though. A bird in such a small cage. Nevertheless, I must admit it was exciting to see something you don’t normally see from that close in broad daylight.

tawny owl¬†At 3¬†am I decided I needed a break and walked out to take a look at the surroundings. Funny enough, Only a dozen steps away from the party and I could’t hear the music or any noise whatsoever. Something unheard of in London.



Suchednów Suchedniów Poland

And then I heard this. A golden oriole and a robin were¬†leading the dawn chorus. Frogs and a cuckoo were joining from time to time along with a blackcap, song thrush a blackbird and most likely something else I can’t even remember at the moment. Take a look. Maybe you’ll hear something I missed.

Lossless Slingshot Practice

SlingshotI know. Slingshot ammo isn’t the most expensive. Nevertheless, unless you have access to free or cheap heaps of ballbearings, after hours of practice it may turn out you’ve parted with a significant amount of money. Money that¬†could’ve been saved easily.
Slingshot target


The idea is very simple and it isn’t mine. I first saw it on Far North Bushcraft and Survival’s YouTube channel. All you need is a large piece or, better still, two pieces of fabric like an old blanket. Hang them on a few yards¬†of cord stretched between two trees behind your target making sure there is a fair bit of the fabric spread before the backstop to prevent the balls from rolling down on the ground. It’s easier to find and pick them up this way.

SlingShot PouchThe target doesn’t have to be paper. It can be a metal can, a fruit… Whatever works for you. Bear in mind though, a reactive target will make the balls bounce off of it and you will lose most of the once that hit.