Blackcap & Bumblebees

Blackcap & Bumblebees

Early summer in the Serrania de Ronda, Spain, and the Bumblebees are busy collecting pollen from flowering shrubs. A Blackcap sings sweetly nearby, and a Blackbird perches near the microphones then descends to the ground to forage in the leaf litter. ← Previous...
First Light at Chiltern, Victoria, Australia

First Light at Chiltern, Victoria, Australia

Recorded on a chilly spring morning at dawn in Chiltern-Mount Pilot National Park, Victoria, Australia. I positioned the microphones in a grassy meadow surrounded by box-ironbark woodland. Australian Magpies and Willie Wagtails sing from the meadow while a variety of...
Dawn in Mallee Country

Dawn in Mallee Country

Round Hill & Nombinnie Nature Reserves protect vital mallee habitat in western NSW, Australia. Spring is a great time to visit these areas, and if you can handle the frosty mornings, the intense dawn chorus of the mallee country is amazing. Species recorded...
The Beast of Dunn’s Swamp

The Beast of Dunn’s Swamp

For the early Australian settlers, camping in the bush must have been a frightening experience. With limited knowledge of Australian fauna, their imaginations no doubt ran wild when hearing some of the rather disconcerting sounds of the bush at night – such as...
Dawn Soundscape from Wollemi National Park

Dawn Soundscape from Wollemi National Park

Last winter I stayed at a campsite at Dunn’s Swamp in Wollemi National Park. It was wonderfully quiet at night, apart from the calls an rustlings of some of the nocturnal wildlife. Before sunrise, I put the microphones out to capture the dawn chorus, but the...
Summer in Wollemi National Park, NSW, Australia

Summer in Wollemi National Park, NSW, Australia

Although it is fairly close to Sydney, Wollemi National Park protects an area of wilderness which is relatively unexplored. My wife & I stayed at a campground on the edge of the reserve & I made many recordings in the area over the course of a few days. This...