Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sounds of Spring

The gazebo park across the street in full Spring regalia

Yesterday I downloaded another sound recording app for my smart phone, and this one works like a charm! A little tweaking in Sound Studio (a Mac program for minor editing tasks) - fade in and out, cutting to eliminate the worst of the wind noise, etc. - was all it took to get these ready to post here for your listening pleasure. The playlist below has four files, the first three being birdsong and the fourth being Spring Peepers in the swamp just singing away. The first file feature a Song Sparrow in the foreground, the second features first a Red-bellied Woodpecker and then two Red-winged Blackbirds calling back and forth, while the third features a Goldfinch blathering on and on (although it just might be two of them conversing). And in the background of all four files is the never-ending backdrop of Cardinals and Robins and Sparrows, etc. (although there were also a lot of Fish Crows yelling yesterday as well) all singing away. It's really quite noisy out there!

Feeder update: The visitors to my feeder station have increased. There seem to be several families of House Sparrows and House Finches as well as a male and female pair of Cardinals, numerous Dark-eyed Juncos, and a bunch of Mourning Doves usually feeding on the ground under the feeders (although I caught one actually up in the flat feeder the other day). I saw a Tufted Titmouse visiting the other day, and there also seems to be a male and female pair of Downy Woodpeckers making regular visits to the suet feeder; the male seems to be people shy and darts off if I get too close to the window, buy the female generally ignores my presence.

Yup, Spring is definitely here!

© 2012 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. The sound crossed the ocean wonderfully - and added to your superb photograph, it transformed me to Spring in Pennsilvania

  2. I SO love that gazebo! very much.

  3. ...those are nice recordings, and you did them all on your phone. Impressive!
    (Love the gazebo...must be nice to walk out of your front door and see the park.)

  4. Beautiful. That sound recorder does seem to work great!

  5. Really good recordings--great sound quality!

  6. That gazebo reminds me of one in the town next to mine... memories that could knock your socks off! :)