Author Topic: Heard today  (Read 30058 times)

David Martin

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #25 on: 16 April, 2017, 05:03:46 pm »
The song thrush call is such a tone that it is unmistakeable. I heard one as I walked back from staking out a bridge for otters (unsuccessfully) and then knew to look up at the top branches of the trees. There it was..

Song Thrush by David Martin, on Flickr

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David Martin

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #26 on: 18 April, 2017, 06:50:31 pm »
I've been playing with the BirdUp app which aims to identify birds by their sound. I went in via Balgay park as there is too much traffic noise on teh road. It identified varius things I didn't believe but did highlight a Bullfinch. I've never seen one there, but on playing the sample call it was very similar so score one there. Down on campus it found a chiffchaff, again another bird I have never seen (to my knowledge).

And the book 'Birdwatching with your eyes closed' has just landed on my desk.
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #27 on: 18 April, 2017, 08:04:53 pm »
red kites calling over the house this morning and a fox barking last night  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Steph

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #28 on: 21 April, 2017, 02:19:16 am »
My walk home from night shift yesterday morning: four song thrushes, a very vocal dunnock, a drumming yaffle, two robins, three wrens, a number of great tits, a blackbird and a chiffchaff.

I have a number of bird song CDs, but the Sample is a fave.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

David Martin

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #29 on: 21 April, 2017, 11:28:58 am »
Have you heard this program? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pnmxb

Stopped on the top of Cairn O'Mount on my way back from the race yesterday and listened - there was that creaky door sound of red grouse in the heather. Creaak-crik-crik-crik-crick.
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Steph

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #30 on: 04 June, 2017, 07:43:48 pm »
Which is usually followed, IME, by instructions to 'go back!'
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Wowbagger

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #31 on: 05 June, 2017, 11:59:12 pm »
Quote from: Dez
It doesn’t matter where you start. Just start.

BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #32 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 #33 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.
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David Martin

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #34 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.
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BrianI

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Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #35 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 #36 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 #37 on: 02 December, 2018, 03:51:01 pm »
Lovely.

Re: Heard today (A thread for wildlife sound recordings?)
« Reply #38 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 #39 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 #40 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 #41 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 #42 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 #43 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 #44 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 #45 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 #46 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 #47 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 #48 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 #49 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