11 Apr 2012
- Yakima Training Center
- 46.6497818 -120.1478577
- MARANTZ PMD 661
- Sennheiser MKH 30
- Sennheiser MKH 20
Decoded MS stereo Record gain set to aprx. 7
Archivist note: First part of first segment includes distortion, likely the result of a recording equipment problem.
Lek was located in the south central part of the reserve
17 males and 1 female present; Dispersed lek - birds were spread over an area 100 meters by 30 meters; 3 Males were in relatively close to the mics for most of the recording (10-20 meters); Young males not displaying vigorously were present; Sagebrush steppe habitat was dominated by big sage (Artemesia tridentata spp?)/bunchgrass. Recording started at 5:45 AM.
Partly cloudy, calm, 32 degrees.