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Sooty Tern -- Onychoprion fuscatus More
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60 Unknown  

100%

Sight and Sound

 

 

 

 

Jon P Erickson
11 Jun 2010 at 11:10

    Geography
  • Mauritius
    Rodrigues Island
    Locality
  • L'Ile Cocos
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -19.4308   63.1802
    Elevation
  • 0 meters
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 24-bit
    Recorders
  • MARANTZ PMD 661
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 30
  • Sennheiser MKH 20
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Decoded MS stereo

There are approx. 50-60 birds alternating between sitting on the ground and flying near or just above the microphone. Many of the birds on the ground are sitting on eggs. The birds are reacting to the presence of both the recordist and the microphone which is on a tripod. The birds that are in flight are using the strong east to west wind to maintain a position just above both.

Recording is over driven in the second cut.

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