Re: Starting Up
"Bob McLean" in_sonoma
Sat Nov 4, 2006 9:09 am (PST)
Hi R Lorrison,
I am sure others will want to know what your main objective or
operating style will be. Do you want to just make a record of
ambient sound or isolate certain bird calls?
I'm a bird watcher from Sonoma CA that became frustrated not being
able to sort out the many bird songs. I decided to build a rig that
could capture sounds as I birded then digest them later at home.
I ended up using two inexpensive binarual mics sewen into the
shoulders of a vest. The vest pocket holds my Sony Hi-MD recorder.
As I am somewhat hard of hearing, I use earphones to monitor what I
hear. As a result I can hear many more birds than normal and have a
record of everything going on around me.
This rig allows me free hands to hold binoculars, scopes or cameras.
On Nov 4, 2006, at 8:35 AM, felin19 wrote:
> I am recently retired and have taken up bird watching as a hobby. I
> now want to improve things by recording what I see and hear. I have
> the necessary photographic equipment.
> Where do I start for recoring the bird sounds. I live in North Wales.
> Will be grateful for any advice.
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