Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wildlife recording in an urban environment

I have come to the conclusion, that trying to record night sounds ("singing" insects) or "The dawn chorus" (birds singing at sunrise) is not always successful in an urban area. There are lots of other noises to contend with: various motor vehicles, low-flying passenger planes, and various other very unpleasant sounds. BUT - You can always make ultrasonic recordings. Ultrasonic detectors are not affected by the various noise pollution. Aside from the occasional very low flying jet, there aren't any man-made ultrasounds to contend with. So, you can always record the ultrasonic sounds of bats and certain insects. And, I thank God for that!

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