Fill your sense with the beautiful sounds of birds singing in the forest by a gentle wilderness stream. The cheerful musical sounds of playful songbirds will both make you smile and soothe your soul. . .
May 17, 2016 and the songbirds were in full spring mode. I headed to Boyer Chute NWR and set up camp for the day. I had my Sennheiser MKH8040ST ORTF mics attached to a tripod and set up in different locations, some deep under the forest canopy, then out in the open area trying to capture the sounds of the refuge. My best recordings came from just inside the fringe of the forest where I was able to get some nice echoing sounds. I let the SD-702 run for a hour or so then tried a different location. The Album is a culmination of several different locations mixed together giving the soundscape a nice, rich texture of songbirds and a creek for ambiance…
Back in 2011 the refuge was devastated by flood waters from the Missouri river. The park was under water for a entire summer and when the waters finally subsisted, left massive sand deposits, debris and dead trees. Needless to say, the once beautiful park teaming with wildlife was a massive wasteland.
The flood was caused by man trying to control the river… mother nature has stepped in and reclaimed the land with new growth trees and the wildlife has returned… Thank you Mother Nature!
Date: March 17, 2016
Recorder: Sound Devices 702
Mic: Sennheiser MKH8040-ST ORTF stereo microphone
Location: Boyer Chute NWR, Eastern Nebraska
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Hope you enjoy,
Sounds by Knight