Nature, and man-made machines, wake up on a Saturday in a small town in southern Illinois. Even though getting "away from it all" and experiencing nature in the deep woods, or a quiet field is very enjoyable, let's not forget that nature often lives and thrives side-by-side with us.
I recorded this in my back yard on Saturday April 27th, 2013 at 6:45 am and you'll hear the low, but everpresent low rumble of a distant train throughout. But, over and above you hear the incredible variety of calls and sounds made by a family of starlings who seem oblivious to the iron horse and the occasional car.
We had rain the night before, so every now and then you hear a loud "plop" as a breeze cuts loose fat rain-drop and it hits the foam wind-screen on my H4N.
Starting at around 3:47 and running to 4:08 a Cardinal makes a strong appearance.
I made this recording using my Zoom H4N recorder, using it's internal built-in stereo microphones, with the recording gain on 81, out of 100.
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