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 […]

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, […]

Extramadura 2009

I was lucky enough to be able to visit Extramadura, Spain in May 2009 as part of a group of wildlife sound recordists. The scenery is breathtaking and it is a real haven for a huge variety of wildlife. Much of the time was spent in wooded hills recording everything […]