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Re: Starting Up

Subject: Re: Starting Up
From: "Bob McLean" in_sonoma
Date: 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.

Good luck,

Bob McLean,
Sonoma CA

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.
> Regards

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