Birds sing in a different way this time of the year – Mikhail form Novosibirsk was absolutely right when he spoke about this in his recent letter to oontz.ru. He suggested recording some of those songs, so the next day I grabbed the recorder and went outside to hear some happy chirping. Alas, it was one of those rather uncomfortable transitional spring days, windy and overcast. Then, I heard trees squeaking. What an impressive sound, really worth spending some time out in the cold.
There’s a pretty old tree by the railroad, not far from where I work. It has lots of cracks and hollows. Two Church Audio mics have been placed inside those hollows and this is what could be heard by someone who is used to live there, like a squirrel or marten, on a day like this.
Here’s a one-minute non-binaural extract, recorded inside the trees pictured above. The trees are slowly moving, the wind is shaking the tops.
And a full recording for the bravest of the brave:
Thanks Mikhail. You too can leave a request.
Recorded March 11th, 2011 (CA-14 omni)
Published March 13th, 2011.