A triumphant trumpet
Part way through the Let Nature Sing single, a bird suddenly launches into what sounds like a blast on a bugle or even a trumpeting elephant. If this was an orchestra, you'd definitely say that the brass section had arrived!
A fanfare in the marshes
What a triumphant trumpet, a clarion call. It comes from a bird that vies for the title of Britain’s loudest bird, one that can raise the rafters with each dramatic fanfare. The owner of the impressive set of pipes is the crane, and its dramatic call echoes for a mile or more across our largest areas of open marshland: “BROH-BROW…………BROH-BROW-BROH”.
Duets of love
But here’s the added surprise. What might sound like one bird singing two or three notes is actually a pair doing an impromptu duet. When one bird trumpets, its mate is prompted into instant reply a fraction of a second later, and the first bird may then trumpet again. “Love you”, “Yes, love you too,” "Still love you" is the message their cries convey. What a duo!