Alan Dalton post's birding diaries and original artwork from Sweden. Established in 2006, this now long running blog is now a complete overview of my birding experiences. As an artist I greatly enjoy sketching birds in the field and you will find a wide selection of that work here, from fieldwork to finished paintings. I am very passionate about my artwork and try to depict birds in their natural habitat, as I see them in the wild. My artwork is for sale and can be viewed at http://www.alandalton.net/
As regards to my photography, since 2008 I have used a Nikon D90 DSLR camera coupled with a Sigma 150-500mm OS lens for since March 2012 for bird photography, all previous images being digiscoped. Regarding sound recording, I have been usung a Telinga Stereo Dat Mic and parabol to record birds in the field, coupled to a Marrantz 661 digital recorder, a superb piece of kit. Interest in butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies has recently seen the accquisition of a Sigma 150mm macro lens. I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to leave comments or contact me at alandltn@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Richard's Pipit; Sound Recording; Landsort; 22nd October 2012




Here is the recording of yesterday mornings Richard's Pipit from Landsort. The bird passed at 09.33am and flew around the lighthouse at Sodra Udden. The call was loud, immediately picked up and identified...



I was recording the mornings migration in full, the telinga parabol having been mounted on a tripod earlier. The bird flew right over the sound recording set up and I got a very good recording of the birds passage...
I have almost six hours of diurnal migration to get through and edit, there will be much more where this came from. The morning of the 22nd October was a very good day for diurnal migrants and much was recorded of the species that passed...


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great recording, Alan! Your recordings are (published) at extremely low volume, though -- why not amplify them (quite) a bit. And if your gear allows you to, try to record at a much higher volume in the first place, this will increase your signal to noise ratio. Best, Jelmer

jelly andrews said...

Wow! Cool! Thanks for sharing something like this. This is pretty interesting.