2 Apr 2003
- 10.0 km N of Fillmore; Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge
- 34.4612903 -118.8500977
- HHB PORTADAT PDR 1000
- Sennheiser MKH 30
- Sennheiser MKH 20
MS Stereo, decoded in soundBlade.
Recordist removed the MS pair of microphones from the zeppelin and placed them inside a constructed rock pile in close proximity to the carcass that released condors were feeding upon. The rocks were used to protect the microphones which the condors would have otherwise "explored." A long microphone cable was then run back to the recorder (and recordist) that was some distance away from the microphones in order not to disturb the condors as they fed.