Shindagin Hollow - rainy day 24 April 2018, by Lang ElliottDelayed Spring — A Podcast by Lang Elliott featuring nature sound recordings gathered from April 24 to May 1, 2018 in wild areas near Ithaca, New York. © Lang Elliott, musicofnature.com.

The great warbler migration is upon us here in Ithaca, on this fine warm day of May 3rd. But the ten days between my last blog post and today were not the greatest, weather-wise or bird-wise, with lots of cold days, freezing nights, rain and wind. It even snowed one afternoon!

Nonetheless, I gathered recordings of 21 species on four different days and I’ve put together this new podcast … Delayed Spring … to celebrate what I found. About twenty minutes long, the podcast features quite a number of deliciously spacious binaural soundscape recordings. So, if you listen with headphones or earbuds, you may very well think you’re out in nature with me, fully immersed in the 3D sound environment. Note that I’ve made a special effort to include long intervals where you just hear the sounds of nature, rather than me gabbing about it all.

What follows is a list of the 21 species featured, roughly in the order in which they are presented in my podcast: Wood Frog, Spring Peeper, Blue Jay, Whie-throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, Louisiana Waterthrush, Hermit Thrush, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Belted Kingfisher, Mallard, Yellow-rumped Warbler (I think), Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Mockingbird, and American Toad.

I hope you enjoy the show! As always, please leave comments!

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