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. Continue reading
Each spring central Nebraska gets to witness one of true wonders of the natural world… the spring migration of the Sandhill Cranes. Hundreds of thousands of cranes descend upon Nebraska’s Platte river basin between Karney and Grand Island to rest and feed before heading north to mate.
In late March 2014 I made the trek west to record & photograph this wonderful event. I spent 4 days in the field capturing the haunting voices of the cranes as they make their way back to the river for the evening.
The last week in April I had a chance to spend a few days roaming through the Sandhills of Central Nebraska. The main goal of this trip was to record sounds without any “Human Noise Pollution” and to capture images of the Milky Way.
With the truck loaded with gear I headed 185 miles Northwest out of Omaha to Burwell, NE which sits on the Eastern edge of the hills. As you drive west the landscape changes from farmland to the rolling dunes of sand covered in brush, shrubs and cactus.