A beautiful, simple and peaceful soundscape of a late Summer day in Illinois near an ancient swamp. This recording was made around 8 in the morning on a warm and slightly humid day in late September using the Marantz PMD661 and a Rode NTG2 shotgun microphone.
Do you sense the insects are more subdued than usual? As if they, too, are waiting for the cooler masses of early Autumn?? The overall loudness of the birds is also down somewhat, maybe some of our neotropical migrants have already left....taking with them the wonderful midwest diet and warm memories of raising the next generations of their kind before the swamp turns gray, and cold and inhospitable for raising a family..
Enjoy, what I consider a turning point of the seasons.
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