Noisy Corkscrew Swamp Part 2


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.

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Michael Raphael   October 27, 2009