Back in February of 2009 I posted a short recording from The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples Florida. I was pretty frustrated with the amount of noise made by humans there; it is an amazing place with great wildlife but the din of vehicular traffic and air traffic can be pretty damn oppressive.
I was digging around in my recordings from that session, hoping to find some more clean material, but it was not to be. Instead, I found some amazing-sounding birdlife covered with air traffic and some distant cars rumbling on the surrounding roads. The birdlife is so stunning that I still felt compelled to post the recording, even though it is not one of my best.
I’ll probably be down there again this year, and I hope to get another chance to get some clean recordings without the presence of airplanes and the like. I would also love it if any bird experts could chime in with some species IDs if they have the time. I am dying to know what those prehistoric heron sounding things are!
Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5 setup for MS, with the MK4 as the mid. It was all tracked to a Sound Devices 744T at 24/96.