Tuesday, 29 June 2010

An Early Morning Trip to the Marshes

I stepped out of my house at around 4am this morning, and aimed for Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Having been tipped off a few weeks before hand that there were a number of Seasonal Birds around at this time of year, I thought maybe this would be an interesting place to try and capture a dawn chorus.

Not knowing what to expect, I was initially quite disappointed with what I heard. I could hear the dawn chorus starting, but I couldn't find any way to get close enough to any trees or bushes that were housing any wild life.

I carried on deeper into the reserve and could in the distance hear a raw which I, at first, passed off as the sound of the Sea in the distance. With the Raw getting louder I decided to explore further.

As I got closer I the sound was becoming more distinct, and the sky was beginning to lighten up enough for me to see what I was hearing. This certainly wasn't a flock of Seagulls... I think it could have been better described as a "swarm"!

There were thousands of them, all flying around in circles, squawking away in a constant dron

I havn't got around to cataloguing my recordings properly yet, but here is an example of what I heard.

Sea Bird Dawn Chorus by Audious

And here is another recording, I made earlier in my visit. This one is a bit calmer.

Dawn Chorus, Rye Harbour, Sea Gulls, Birds, humm from nearby houses by Audious

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Children Always Play Up

I was out recording in Rye, East Sussex on a hot summers day. A mum and daughter walked past my set up, and as they walked past the girl turned her head to my mic and did this.

Children always play up. by Audious

I smiled at the woman as she walked past. Im sure her daughter will be a radio start one day.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

The Ancient Town of Rye.

I recently made a visit to the Town of Rye, in East Sussex, England. As well as a busy town centre Rye boasts a number of cobbled high streets leading up to the church and a number of small rivers going throughout the town. This makes Rye a great location for tourists all across the world to visit.

I decided to make Rye the subject of my latest recording project. I spent my first afternoon walking around the town in both ancient and modern areas capturing sounds, and scouting locations for my next return.

It was a lovely sunny day, so there were plenty of tourists around, although sometimes the wind
got up a little bit causing some unwanted noise in nearby trees and bushes.

This project is set to continue. I aim to capture a vast array of different location sounds from the town, so watch out for more information on this project coming over next few weeks and months.

You can hear one of the recordings made during this visit by subscribing to the Audious Podcast (Episodes dated 1st and 7th June 2010).