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Re: Those 17-year Cicadas

Subject: Re: Those 17-year Cicadas
From: "Munir kureshi" munirkureshi
Date: Sun Jun 2, 2013 6:30 am ((PDT))
Hi Ray,

What a wonderful opportunity to record cicada. I had experienced similar ac=
tivity in Chicago when I was doing my internship in 1990. Layers of cicada =
on the ground everywhere. Unfortunately, I knew nothing about sound recordi=
ng at the time. I tried to listen to your recording on Soundcloud and it sa=
ys the recording has been removed. Is anybody else having the same problem?


Sent from my iPad

On Jun 1, 2013, at 12:04 PM, Ray Mansell <> wrote:

> Here in New York's Hudson Valley, we're at the peak of the Brood II Cicad=
> emergence. This happens once every 17 years, so I felt compelled to recor=
> the event - I likely won't be able to the next time!
> I just posted a short recording at
>, and will likely be
> posting more in the coming days. This particular recording was made at
> around noon today, 1st June 2013, at this location:
> The cicadas were everywhere, and several landed on me as I was recording.
> They are alien-looking creatures, but perfectly harmless, and there are
> literally billions of them in this brood, which covers many hundreds of
> miles from North Carolina to northern New York. Birds and other predators
> gorge themselves, and you can hear a cat bird singing along with the
> cicadas - perhaps anticipating a feast.
> Ray...

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