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Geotag Icon Soundscape: Morning by the lagoon

audio, soundscapes posted by on Sep 14th, 2009

Evening by the lagoonIn this soundscape, recorded just after dawn at Le Thiossane camp near Mbodiene, Senegal, you can hear the insects and birds living around the saltwater lagoon coming to life. We spent a lot of mornings and evenings listening to and watching the life of the lagoon, with the sea crashing in the distance. This was recorded in mono, just before our new mics arrived…

Date and time recorded: 06:24 local time, 4th September 2009
Location: Near Mbodiene, Senegal (view on map)
Equipment: Audio-Technica AT897 via FEL MicBooster MB-1 to Fostex FR2LE
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  1. Just had a look at the reserve you recorded this morning chorus in…the reserve is a noted area for the African spurred tortoise. See if they make any noise.:-)

  2. hello there!i really enjoying listen the voice of birth near of the beach is sound’s same with dakhla island!ops i really wan’t know how are you!!!and how is ur travel going!!take care there

  3. Chris, this picture‘s for you :) It actually made lots of wonderful sounds (especially while eating / putting its head in its shell) but there was so much human noise around we didn’t publish the recording. Next time :)

    Hi Mbark – good to hear from you! I hope all’s well in Dakhla.

  4. I’ve dabbled in soundscapes like this – although your recordings are better – so I love what you’re doing. For a humour/horror example (red palm weevils eating a palm tree in Gambia) see

  5. Heh, I love it! We’ll watch out for the red palm weevils..

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