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Dawn Chorus 2001 recordings

Subject: Dawn Chorus 2001 recordings
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 20:08:35 GMT
Hello all,

Thanks to Dominique Laloux for pointing out the 2001 dawn chorus recordings
on are all screwed up. It seems that some individuals,
groups, or organizations haver made it their life's work to destroy all .mp=
and .jpg files on the Internet. I assume that this has something to do with
music piracy or porn images, in any case the reult is that bird recordings
and bird photographs and my site periodically get clobbered. I can replace
the material and it will work again. Now it sounds like complete trash
(which it is, of course). My site host has tried to keep the hackers out,
but they seem to have more artillery than he has big walls to stop the
shells being lobbed. Sorry about the inconvenience of having to wander
through the junk.

In the past i have volunteered to host any and all dawn chorus projects on
my site. That includes archiving the material, editing the recordings for
comformity to the project (I don't mess with the sound quality unless the
author requests my help). What I don't have time to do right now is organiz=
the activity. If there is an interest in another dawn chorus project I will
be glad to help with the presentation of the sounds via my site, if that is
what you want to do. It doesn't have to be my site, if you want me to put
the sounds together and send them to someone else to host, that is fine wit=
me. I think the educational value of the project is very high and should be
available for the public to experience. perhaps the next dawn chorus should
have longer segments. Two individuals have sent me material for the "CD"
version of the dawn chorus project that never materialized beyond the two. =
did not work at getting all of you stirred up to send me more stuff, but
perhaps someone else would like to do that.

In nay case, I support the idea(s) for a group project, hope you will come
up with ideas for what you would like to do, and I will be glad to help you
put them together the way you want them to be presented.

Greg Clark


At 10:29 AM 6/28/2003 +0200,  wrote:
>The other day, I was up at 4:30 and recorded about 15 minutes of the dawn
>chorus as I can hear it in my garden (I live at the outskirt of a small to=
>in Belgium).
>I understand that a "Worldwide Dawn Chorus Recording" was organized in 200=
>by NatureRecordists... Marty, Rich, Rudy, John, Klas, and many others shar=
>their recordings...
>Some of the recordings can still be found here :
>However, all tracks seem to be very short (some unreadable for some
>reason)... I wonder if there are longer ones available somewhere ?
>Is there anything similar organized for this year ?
>If not, wouldn't it be a great idea to do it this summer, with 5-15 min
>recordings ? I would love to hear that... Would be great to put together a
>couple of hours of recordings !
>Recordings would not need to be all located on the same server, as long as
>we keep track of the various links on a web page... For those who are less
>fortunate in terms of server space, it should be fairly simple to find a w=
>site or a ftp site in an educational organization that could lend us the
>space for a while...
>Any interest ?
>Dominique Laloux
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Martyn Stewart
>Sent: 28/06/03 07:10
>Subject: [Nature Recordists] Gee its quiet here!
>Walt Wrote
>(I don't think there is as much of a dawn chorus and quiet day down here
>as folks think. Even on hot, bright days quite a assortment of birds
>call all day long. And if it's cloudy and humid, even more. It's more
>like with dawn there is a gradual addition of species after species as
>the light increases, and the reverse with dusk. I'm sure there are some
>dawn specialists, but that's not all there is.)
>It's quite the opposite here as you well know Walt, we get most of the
>singers in the morning and they get right into it about 4:30am, we
>literally get no bird sounds after dusk, if you go out into the
>countryside you get the occasional Frog or taod and the odd insect
>noise, what a contrast to Califormnia last week, bird calls and insects
>through the night coming through my bedroom window.


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