At 09:52 AM 6/10/99 +1000, you wrote:
You are taking the position that it is normal practice to dub bird calls
onto sound tracks - for reasons of verisimilitude, etc, I presume (rather
like music is used). Do you know this to be so? I just don't recall
hearing calls on other episodes of this show or on other TV shows (but
maybe I wasn't listening, or alternatively the effect is so "normal" that I
"hear" them but unconsciously just accept them as part of the environment
of the show - although I find this a little hard to believe).
You don't think this was some "special" case, do you? For fun? For a
dare? For some other reason?
PS Alan Morris also replied - see below:
Not only did I hear the Boobook Owl and the Golden Whistler but I also thought
that I heard the call of the White-throated Nightjar, not long after the
Boobook Owl call!
>I too have spent some time as a couch potato watching re-runs of "Sea
>I think I've noticed the Boobook and a few other bits and bobs, but the
>that clinched it for me was White-throated Nightjar. There are no WTNs at
>Barwon Heads or particularly nearby, which leaves a couple of possibilities:
>1. The show is filmed in Victoria, but the storyline suggests somewhere
>between northern NSW and central Qld, so maybe a cluey sound editor puts in
>likely birds from that area?? or
>2. It's a random process of including birds from some east coast sound stock
>At least they don't have Kittiwakes and Great Horned Owls in the soundtrack!!
From: Dr Richard Nowotny,
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