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Re: Those 17-year Cicadas

Subject: Re: Those 17-year Cicadas
From: "Ray Mansell" BCTess
Date: Sun Jun 2, 2013 7:50 am ((PDT))
I just looked, and it's still there - at least, it is for me. Try again and
let me know if you still have problems, or go to my soundcloud home page ( and look there.


On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Munir kureshi <>w=

> **
> Hi Ray,
> What a wonderful opportunity to record cicada. I had experienced similar
> activity in Chicago when I was doing my internship in 1990. Layers of
> cicada on the ground everywhere. Unfortunately, I knew nothing about soun=
> recording at the time. I tried to listen to your recording on Soundcloud
> and it says the recording has been removed. Is anybody else having the sa=
> problem?
> munir.
> 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
> Cicada
> > emergence. This happens once every 17 years, so I felt compelled to
> record
> > 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 recordin=
> > 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 predato=
> > gorge themselves, and you can hear a cat bird singing along with the
> > cicadas - perhaps anticipating a feast.
> >
> > Ray...
> >
> >
> >

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