Streamside Morning Light - South Fork Crooked River - May 07, 2012 5​:​12am

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Streamside Morning Light
South Fork Crooked River
May 07, 2012 5:12 am
Crook County, Oregon USA

60 minute continuous track - recorded live

Roused by the morning light, Red-winged Blackbirds join the lively dawn chorus with song and calls along the grassy river bank.

Enjoy this hour-long track as an ideal complement to relaxation, busy work, or active listening.

5:12 a.m. Red-winged Blackbirds join the morning chorus.
5:19 a.m. Listen carefully for a variety of blackbird calls.
5:32 a.m. Western Meadowlarks add lovely resonance from here on out.
5:39 Canada geese celebrate the sunrise.
6:12 a.m. End of track.

Recorded in high-quality digital stereo using specialized soundscape microphones. Extra care was taken to present periods of time with minimal human-caused noise.

Listen for:
Red-winged blackbird
Brewers blackbird
Canada goose
Mallard duck
Chipping sparrow
Western meadowlark
Great-horned owl
Mountain quail
...and many more delightful expressions of nature.

Location: Crook County, Oregon, USA
Weather: calm and clear
Temperature: ≈ 30° F (-1° C)
Microphones: Audio Technical AT3032 (x2)
Recorder: Sony PCM-M10
Original Format: PCM 44.1 kHz, 24 bit, Stereo
Edits: Adjustments to hiss above 7000 Hz, rumble below 40 Hz, an unidentified hum at 45 Hz, and a few pops and transient peaks.
Anthropogenic noise: Some sounds from distant cattle, introduced animal species, and possibly distant road or air traffic or other human-made mechanisms.

This track continues from the related track Streamside Dawn which includes the previous hour of recording, from 4:12 a.m. to 5:12 a.m.
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from Streamside Morning Light - South Fork Crooked River - May 07, 2012 5​:​12am, track released December 2, 2012
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John Hartog
Natural Soundscape Recording
Portland, Oregon USA
A tribute to the world's vanishing quiet places.


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