CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH A ROBIN


This young robin assisted me while I was gardening by encouraging me to turn more soil for his benefit. He was mostly within arm- or foot-length, and when we got tangled he flew to the edge of the garden rubbish bag. It was there that noticed the intricacy of his feathers, and so I took advantage of a bird’s eye view, so to speak. Click an image twice for a full-scale close-up.

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RECORDING BIRDS THE EASY WAY


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RECORDING BIRDS THE EASY WAY

I have refined my blurb in my last woodpecker post about a simple way to use an iPh@ne or other smart phone to record birds, getting the resulting m4p file onto your computer, and converting the file to an mp3. I’ve added some stuff, in particular some practical field notes based on my own trial and error experience. There are also 3 recordings, which include examples of minor hitches. One was not setting the volume on max to record (the first 2 examples) – turn up your volume for these! If anyone has anything to add, by all means use the comment box…

The revised and expanded material can now be found at my main blog ROLLING HARBOURAutumn Swallow 3