Shingle Beach, Newhaven, UK in January 2021 – by Sam Care

“I recorded this one morning last week at high tide, underneath the cliffs on the edge of the Newhaven port, just beyond where ferries to and from France arrive and leave every day. It was cold, misty and I had the beach to myself. The beach marks the beginning of a small nature reserve called Castle Hill. It’s a chalk grassland habitat and a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. It’s home to a rich variety of birds and insects, but they were either hiding from the weather or their calls and chirps were drowned out by the sea, and the only sound that could be heard was the waves on the shingle.”