Work in progress blog 4… Whooper Swans …

Having no surface water on the patch makes the passing of birds on passage probably that more exciting … pinked-footed geese skeins are a wonderful though rare occurrence … so get to get 30 whooper swans line a breast skimming over the trees was something else … and to make […]

Work in progress blog 3… corn bunting roost requiem …

Been archiving some mini disks … these are recordings are of a corn bunting  roost … the habitat was a chalk pit with surface water and some reed beds … would set up a Telinga Pro DAT on a tripod … point it at the reed bed and hope … […]

Leaving the Grouse Unattended

I like a challenge, and sound recording on the huge open heather moorlands of Northumberland can create several – not just the wind and bad weather, but the fact the birds are generally a long, long way away. And one bird that creates a particular difficulty is the Red Grouse. This iconic […]

Follow-up on Deepdale Workshop

The beach

Those who attended the recent WSRS Workshop in Norfolk will know that we discussed how to record in close-up even when faced with a ‘big location’. The weather wasn’t kind enough for me to demonstrate this at Burnham Deepdale, but shortly after returning home I was back on the coast […]