April 21st, 2015

Ambient recording of skylark (veldleeuwerik) in the field.

More on this field/polder though the year

This small bird starts his singing always in the grass and than he/she goes up in the air until you can not see it. Slowly he comes down singing and come back in the field and stops singing the same moment. In this recording you get the whole concert he makes in in one flight.

The Skylark was around 1975 still a perfectly normal breeding of the farmland. It was one of the most numerous and most widespread breeding birds in the Netherlands. Since then it went downhill fast and the current population is nothing but a shadow of those of yesteryear. It is because of the intensive agriculture. Now this Gement polder is redeveloped into a poor sand ground area (the top 50 centimeters soil is excavated) the birds is back in large numbers here. Almost every field has his own skylark.
Recording this bird is difficult because of the large numbers of plains in the sky here. After three hours recording this is a nice result I guess.

Gear chain: Rode NT4 XY and Rode NTG1, in Rode Blimp > Sound Devices 302 >Tascam dr-100 Mk2.

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    LouiseGreen 1 year, 3 months ago

    Thank you, I'm aiming to use it in part of a meditation. Will accredit accordingly.

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    Nicolay33 5 years, 1 month ago

    Thank you so much! Have used it in the first ~3rd of my video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9uwZP_tuqQ

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    rgoodrich59 6 years, 1 month ago


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    klankbeeld 7 years, 2 months ago

    Maybe a curlew short call. But i am not sure.

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    dobroide 7 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks, nice one. Also thank you for info on Skylarks in your country (too much beauty vanishes, growing old and looking back becomes more painful every day). But besides the Skylark, there is a nice call on the right channel that starts at 1:45 and repeats 8-9 times, I wonder what could that be, it sounds like a bird of prey to me but who knows.


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