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Posts tagged ‘birdsong’

Geotag Icon Soundscape: Dawn at Bessi

audio, soundscapes posted by on Oct 22nd, 2009

This soundscape was recorded at dawn in a derelict old camp near Bessi, not too far from the southern bank of The Gambia River in The Gambia. A lot of the former hotels and camps we came across on the south side of the river have been reclaimed by nature since the southern road disintegrated into a bumpy track – bad news for the Gambian tourist industry but good news for The Gambia’s 576 bird species. This was recorded using our new mics and, to celebrate, we’re keeping it long (10 minutes). It’s best listened to in stereo.

Date and time recorded: 06:44 local time, 12th October 2009
Location: Near Bessi, The Gambia (view on map)
Equipment: Sennheiser MKH30/40 to Fostex FR2LE
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Geotag Icon Birdsong (nightingale)

audio, wildlife posted by on May 8th, 2009

Again, recorded in the botanical gardens near Rabat, Morocco as we sat out the heat of the day and made our first wildlife recordings. We didn’t get a positive identification on the bird – anyone know? (Update: we have it on good authority that this is a nightingale – see comments.)

Recorded on: 13:20 local time, 4th May 2009
Location: Botanical gardens, near Rabat, Morocco (view on map)
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