May 29th, 2012

This wood thrush was recorded around 7:30 in the morning in heavy woods in deep southern Illinois. Unlike my earlier posting of the wood thrush singing at dusk, this morning recording has the wood thrush singing with lots of company, although he clearly rises above his neighbors. 17 seconds into the recording you hear the drumming of a woodpecker, and at one-minute 20 seconds into the recording you hear the distinctive-lonely sounding call of the huge Pileated Woodpecker. Recording made with good-quality stereo microphones so use headphones to get a wonderful experience.


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    snusser 3 years, 7 months ago

    very, very nice! thx

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    kvgarlic 3 years, 7 months ago

    Excellent bobknip...I am so glad that "my" Wood Thrush fits your Symphony! Thank you for notifying me.

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    bobknipe 3 years, 7 months ago

    Using this to end the 3rd movement of Respighi's "Pines of Rome" to be performed by Genesee Symphony Orchestra (Batavia, NY) on Feb. 14, 2016. Lots of YouTube examples of this work. The bird song passage is scored near the end of a clarinet solo, and fades out at the end of the movement - about 1 minute. It's customary to use the song of a nightingale, but I like this much better. Credit will be in concert program. Thank you kvgarlic and freesound!

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    kvgarlic 4 years ago

    Thanks August!

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    AugustSandberg 4 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic recording. Very well done!

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