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RE: Nighttime Birds

Subject: RE: Nighttime Birds
From: "Martyn Stewart" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 17:56:05 -0700
What a great Recording Rich, felt like we were there with you, were the
Mozzies a problem? Leaches? how did you keep your equipment dry? rather
you than me mate!


-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Peet 
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Nighttime Birds

Nite birding last night was a success. 3 for 3.
LeConte Sparrow at 10 feet
Nelson's Sharptailed Sparrow at 30 yards
Yellow Rail at 30 yards but we failed in being able to hold the bird.

In search of the yellow rail at midnight.
In MN which is known for being the land of 10,000 lakes actually has
more.  Some lakes do die though.  A dead lake is grown over into a
wet bog where the ground under you bounces as you walk on the dead
vegetation under the shallow water within.  Sometimes you would sink
and your legs were not long enough to bring yourself back up to the
bed level.  The grasses vary from chest level to above your head.

Attached is a 5 meg download for those with fast connections.  It was
edited for adult content and this 5 min segment covers about 1 1/2
hours in the water in search of audio and video of the Yellow Rail.=20
None of us were sure we were all going to make it out before dawn.
Our overall attitude was very good considering the danger we got
ourselves into. But we got the bird audio but no bird in hand video
this time.

attached is audio from 3 bird nuts.

Rich Peet

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