Podcast featuring recordings I made in my backyard on April 22, 2018 (Earth Day). © Lang Elliott.
Hi all! I’ve so busy over the last few months working on a mobile app project that I have neglected blogging altogether. To remedy the situation, I got up early on Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day!) to see how many birds I could record with my trusty parabolic microphone. I was expecting perhaps a dozen or so, given the difficulty of getting decent recordings. As it turns out, I ended up recording a whopping 25 species … 23 birds, 1 frog and 1 mammal, all found in my own backyard (I never left our property). Luckily, we have a number of habitats, which helps for sure, including: a pond with some cattails, grassy meadows, lots of shrubby edges, an overgrown field, and forest.
Here is a species list, arranged in order of appearance during my walk:
Returning to my studio this morning, I set about editing the recordings and throwing together a narrative, which I performed off-the-cuff, without writing down any script. I rather like the result … uncomplicated, straightforward, and without too much talking. I was lucky to have gotten so many recordings, which makes for a compelling little bird walk, so suitable for celebrating the dawn chorus on an early spring day.
As usual, let me know what y’all think!
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