The Cornell Lab Bird Academy Discussion Groups Community Forum Overnight recording of spring bird orchestra accompanied by wind and crickets rh

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    • Serg
      Participant
      Chirps: 5
      Childed
      This review contains a transcript of the sounds of one overnight recording session featuring bird songs, cricket choirs, wind blowing, and other sounds of nature.   These soundscapes were recorded during spring in the depths of a mixed forest where a set of microphones captured a stereo panorama. The captured soundscapes are that of a meadow with a diameter of about 100 meters that produces a multi-level echo and deep reverb.   The nature concert opens with a nightingale recorded around midnight who tirelessly varies its song for an hour until it was frightened off by a creature who made a distinct rustle of foliage not far from the bird. The nightingale sings from the bush located on the left while the recording is balanced by the choirs of crickets audible, for the most part, in the right channel. In the center of the stereo panorama, you can clearly hear the wind sir the crowns of tall trees and then gradually subside towards the end of the track. In the background, another nightingale can sometimes be heard singing far in the depths of the forest.   Nightingale song accompanied by wind, crickets, and woodland sounds: https://youtu.be/t0qdmWiOnNU   As you can hear, the soundscape is very much reminiscent of a musical performance since both the nightingale and the cricket choirs are tuned to a general tonic which in certain fragments of the recording is very close to the note E. After some time, the nightingale resumes its chanting, now having settled in the depths of the meadow. The bird's volume decreased due to the distance from the microphone but now it sings closer to the far edge of the forest meadow and the reverb has become deeper and more distinct. In the second part of the recording, the bird bustle increases to proclaim the dawn of a new day. Nightingale song in the predawn hours gives way to various bird calls and morning bustle: https://youtu.be/dl6l5-nNtOw On the left channel of the next soundscape, you can hear the red-backed shrike singing in the bush where the nightingale previously located. Perhaps it was the shrike nesting here who frightened off the nightingale. On the recording, the nightingale is still singing in the background surrounded by other birds. Shrike morning calls with nightingale and multiple birds in the background: https://youtu.be/nvfr8BgpxNA The following short piece contains a bird trio of the shrike, warbler, and nightingale. The warbler that comes later has an alarm-like call that goes well with the chirping of the shrike who will soon be silent. The warbler and shrike are heard in the left channel while a nightingale, singing in the distance, fills the background. Bird trio of shrike, warbler, and nightingale jamming together in the woods: https://youtu.be/1rLDCRfge-c The final morning recording of this set features all the awakened winged inhabitants of the forest, including the woodpecker tapping at the trunks of pine trees and flying around the meadow. By this time, сrickets have fallen almost completely silent and are partially overshadowed by the morning bustle of many species of birds. Morning bird orchestra featuring nightingale, shrike, warbler, and woodpecker: https://youtu.be/t78Ipdw7h0Y Here you can also freely download the following HQ nature records in lossless for your private use or the 48 kHz/24-bit versions for sound production: https://musictales.club/tags/nature-sounds
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    • Desiree
      Participant
      Chirps: 16
      Weeziehupy
      That was my first time hearing a recording of a nightingale. That was incredibly beautiful. I live in New Orleans, and I love going for walks in the early morning to hear the cardinals and the mockingbirds. I also really enjoy (though I know their sounds aren’t as pretty) the fish crows and the American crows and the blue jays. The mockingbirds have a very distinctive sound they make when they’re trying to chase something (a cat, me and my dog, a crow) out of their territory-it sounds incredibly annoyed; there is no mistaking for anything other than a get-away sound. I loved to hear what someone else listens to and what familiar sounds there are in another place, especially now that I’m not traveling anywhere. Thank you. That was really great.
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