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 […]

WSRS: A newcomer’s perspective

A warm greeting to all the members of WSRS that I met at the Deepdale Wildlife Sound Recording Society workshop at the beginning of the month! It was a real pleasure to meet you all and to learn so much from your experience. I’m writing this blog as an individual […]

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 […]

A Red Letter Day

Many years ago I was surprised by a comment made by a new WSRS member: he asked me if I was looking forward to getting my tape recorder out now that Spring had arrived. As a four-season recordist who likes to get out recording every week if at all possible, […]