Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Night recording

Had a couple of waders last night calling from the farmlands during the thunderstorm conditions. The Curlew was the first for the year. Also had Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Grey Heron, Magpie and lake birds calling.

Sonogram of Greenshank call showing the typical triplet call and also an alarm call 

Curlew sonogram (in red box) showing two note rising pitch call

The obs night monitoring kit- moth trap, bat detector and sound recording equipment at the lab window


Gibster said...

Hiya Peter, I was wondering if you could share details of your sound recording kit setup? I'd be keen to use something similar up here on Skye, just need to know a rough costings is all. Cheers buddy, Seth.

Peter Alfrey said...

Hi Seth,

I've got:
Sennheiser ME 66 mic
with a Sennheiser K6 power module, Rycole pistol grip and windshield for the mic (£200+)

My recording device is a Sony PCM-M10 (£200)

Analysis software is Cornell's Raven Lite- also use Audacity (FREE software)

A lot of it can get cheaper on ebay.

Cheers seth