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Audio recording: Bees in the roof of our backyard shed

A colony of bees has suddenly (this afternoon) taken up residence in the roof of our backyard shed and is spilling into the inside as well. 104 more words

Standard Field Recording

The Power of Audio

The brain-sucking vortex. When I was a kid, my dad bestowed this endearing title upon our television. He felt television had a strange power to hypnotize the viewer into numb, zombie-like state. 493 more words

Audio Slideshow

For the audio slide show, I would like to find something that not only has unique sound but an interesting story behind it as well. I have two ideas for a possible piece. 133 more words



Learning bird song is straightforward enough: go outside, listen to birds. Then watch birds. Start to put the senses together. Which bird says what? That sweet, happy-yet-wistful song any time of year is a robin, that harsh screech a jay, the strident chiff-chaff-chiff-chaff in March is – guess what – and the gentle… 955 more words

Nature Notes

The BlackBerry Passport IRL: Lasting Battery Life, 4 Microphones and 1 Touch-Enabled Keyboard

Earlier this week, I started to tell you about my experiences actually using the BlackBerry Passport (albeit a beta version). It has changed the way I work with its… 757 more words

BlackBerry 10


Following a brilliant Fleurieu road trip earlier this week, I’ve returned with a bunch of new field recordings for the Fleurieu Sound Map. The first couple of these recordings come from the Hay Flat region of the Second Valley Forest – moderate to strong winds, finches and groaning trees feature prominently. 6 more words