Author Topic: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)  (Read 9432 times)

BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #25 on: 25 August, 2017, 09:58:09 pm »
I put together some stills with the audio I recorded on Talisker Bay, Skye:

Worth listening with headphones on!   :thumbsup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_5QNTzsiVY

David Martin

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #26 on: 08 April, 2018, 07:51:48 am »
I've recently taken delivery of a couple of AudioMoth recorders so took the opportunity to try them out. Unfortunately the software I was using to find bat calls was not well behaved so I had to scan through the files. Seems to work well, until one took a dive off the raining and into the Tay. Fortunately it hit the wall on the way down which bounced it out and onto a bit of mud above the water so I was able to scramble down and rescue it.
I was comparing various enclosures to see how badly they attenuate the noise. Result is I need to do a bit more work on mine.
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

David Martin

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #27 on: 29 May, 2018, 11:42:08 pm »
I put the audiomoths in a local park. You do get strange looks wandering across the grass with a two section ladder :)
Unfortunately my maths was out by a bit (I was winging it) and the cards ran out of space. This is a bad thing as there is no filesystem protection - it will corrupt the filesystem and potentially destroy the card. Both of these happened. One card recoverable (and I got about 10% of the data). The other toast. literally.

Hard lesson learned.
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #28 on: 19 August, 2018, 09:34:37 pm »
Here is a recent recording I made at Pittenweem, down by the old sea water swimming pool.

I used my Olympus LS 14 digital audio recorder, with a furry wind shield over it's built in microphones. 


Best to listen in HD mode on the youtubes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KyhXDFkncM



BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #29 on: 02 December, 2018, 08:38:34 am »
Happy #SpectrogramSunday, folks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MABTqlmh084

Revisited a recording I made back in 2017 of the dawn chorus, with an animated scrolling spectrogram courtesy of ffmpeg.  :thumbsup:

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #30 on: 02 December, 2018, 03:51:01 pm »
Lovely.

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #31 on: 03 December, 2018, 04:33:20 pm »
Here are a couple of recordings from my new home on the upper Thame.  https://soundcloud.com/user-143636955/owl-trill-and-blackbird
https://soundcloud.com/user-143636955/reedwarbler

Recorded on a old Zoom H4.  Fun to run these through the free SpectrumView app.

BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #32 on: 31 March, 2019, 01:46:06 pm »
Happy Spectrogram Sunday folks!  ;D

Took a wander around a local bit of woodland behind the local crematorium / golf club last night with my trusty Olympus LS14 recorder. Flocks of Crows / magpies etc coming into roost. Saw a couple of bats as well, wish I had taken my bat detector with me... Shame about the traffic noise, such is wildlife sound recording in an urban environment. 

Audio processed & visualized using video screen grab of Sonic Visualizer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL067XFj4B8

BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #33 on: 31 March, 2019, 01:47:49 pm »
Here are a couple of recordings from my new home on the upper Thame.  https://soundcloud.com/user-143636955/owl-trill-and-blackbird
https://soundcloud.com/user-143636955/reedwarbler

Recorded on a old Zoom H4.  Fun to run these through the free SpectrumView app.

Lovely recordings, PaulR :-)  :thumbsup:

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #34 on: 31 March, 2019, 03:47:12 pm »
I have the sound of curlews recorded on Seasalter beach as the alarm on my iPhone.

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #35 on: 03 April, 2019, 09:15:04 pm »
I'm kind of hoping that we'll have curlews here a bit later in the year.  I love the noise they make.

Here are some bits of noise from 24 March:https://soundcloud.com/user-143636955/sets/24-march-2019

The longer clip features a bonus duck at about 27s.

BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #36 on: 12 April, 2019, 07:30:39 pm »
It was certainly worth nosying around the woods behind the glamping hut I was staying at on Wednesday evening:

https://youtu.be/X-xeZtPOQoI

Audio visualised using Sonic Visualiser - a very interesting (and free!) app if you are into analysing audio.

https://www.sonicvisualiser.org/ To create the video, I simply did a screen capture of Sonic Visualiser playing  back.  :thumbsup:

BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #37 on: 12 April, 2019, 08:08:00 pm »
And a dawn chorus at 6:30am on the Thursday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCOsVdylZ9g

BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #38 on: 22 April, 2019, 06:15:44 pm »
Testing the DIY Hydrophone, recording some molluscs in a rockpool, munching away!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ThrlvRBt4Q  :thumbsup:

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #39 on: 22 May, 2019, 01:55:22 pm »
Testing the DIY Hydrophone, recording some molluscs in a rockpool, munching away!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ThrlvRBt4Q  :thumbsup:
Brilliant stuff - that's dedication!

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #40 on: 22 May, 2019, 01:56:05 pm »
On Sunday I took my Zoom H4 out for a walk by the Thame and enjoyed cuckoo, reed warblers, sedge warblers, reed buntings, wrens and passing aircraft.
https://soundcloud.com/user-143636955/sets/birdsong-may-2019

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #41 on: 23 June, 2019, 10:11:27 am »
We seem to have gained a resident song thrush here
https://soundcloud.com/user-143636955/song-thrush-in-garden

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #42 on: 23 February, 2020, 09:53:29 pm »
I'm really looking forward to better weather - at the very least less wind so that I can capture more wildlife sounds.  I've just been reminding myself about these nightjars near Dunwich last July: https://soundcloud.com/user-143636955/nightjars-at-westleton-heath-10-07-19

BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #43 on: 14 April, 2020, 08:34:41 am »
Out with my trusty Olympus LS14 (and my DIY stereo pair microphones) at Calais Woods, Dunfermline yesterday as part of my allowed Lockdown Exercise:

https://youtu.be/8TwPBeJyFBA  :thumbsup:  Sonic Visualizer used to do the fancy scrolling spectrogram.

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #44 on: 02 May, 2021, 10:59:06 am »
I made a few recordings early yesterday, mainly warblers of various sorts down by the Thame.  I had just been waiting quietly for a kingfisher to reappear when I was startled by a nearby bird which sang with a fierce bright tone.  It's at 34s in this recording: https://soundcloud.com/user-143636955/eythrope-birdsong-shorter-1-may-2021 and I'm pretty sure it's a Cetti's warbler, but happy to be corrected!

Wowbagger

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #45 on: 03 May, 2021, 07:32:57 pm »
You are absolutely right about the Cetti's warbler! Noisy buggers, aren't they?
Bach without a doubt.

Wowbagger

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #46 on: 07 May, 2021, 02:24:50 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BINgOxnEO0o&ab_channel=TheHedgehogsofEastStreet

I recorded a nightingale in Southend this morning. There are several other songbirds in there too.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #47 on: 08 May, 2021, 06:09:39 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BINgOxnEO0o&ab_channel=TheHedgehogsofEastStreet

I recorded a nightingale in Southend this morning. There are several other songbirds in there too.

What a gorgeous sound!  I do wish we had nightingales round this way.

Wowbagger

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #48 on: 08 May, 2021, 07:59:04 pm »
Are you in the Thames Valley? I would have thought they ventured that far.

They are hit-and-miss round here. Quite unusual in the sense that there aren't may about, but every spring there seem to be a few.

http://www.southendrspb.co.uk/sightings.htm

Yesterday there were 3 reports in SE Essex.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #49 on: 10 May, 2021, 09:21:02 am »
We're up in the Thame valley near Aylesbury and I don't think nightingales turn up round here, but I will keep my ear to the ground.  THere used to be some at an MOD site near Bicester, and one was found at Brill a few years back.  Local birders tend to head down to Greenham Common for nightingale action.