April 21st, 2020

Daytime ambiance of mixed forest with pine and birch trees in April.
Kampina april 2020
The great tit sings wonderfully. The great spotted woodpecker is hammering his terretory and looking for beautiful women. The wood pigeon sings. It is quiet in this somewhat too quiet coronavirus forest. The ticking, crackling sound comes from the pinecone that shoots its seeds. The sun and the dry air warms the pinecones, causing them to dry. As a result, they open with a tap.

Because the coronavirus almost everyone stays at home. That's why I went to my favourite forest to make unique audio recordings. I've never heard it so quiet during the day. Even the farmers in the area let their machines stop for a moment and hold their breath to enjoy.
Enjoy this recording and remember all corona dead for a moment.

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Date/time: April 1st 2020, Between 1.34 – 3.02 pm

Weather: 8-9c, sun, wind E-NW 2-1 bft with gusts to 17 km/h, 1023-1022 hPa, humidity 43-37%. Mic pointed N

Location; National reserve Kampina, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (Holland), Europe. Geo: 51.578407 5.277031

Gear chain: Sennheiser mkh30/50 MS, in Rycote cyclone small, > Sound Devices 302 >Tascam dr-100 Mk2. Decoded Mid-side to STEREO.

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  • avatar
    dd40 7 months ago

    Thank you! Love that woodpecker...they're busy here in Germany too :)

  • avatar
    Arpit13 7 months, 1 week ago

    very peachful, a Great peace of art..


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