November 5th, 2012

This is a recording I made on Sunday November 4th 2012 of the gentle, droning sounds of insects that were singing in a marshy area near the shore of a small Lake. This is a very typical ambiance of Autumn in the southern portion of Illinois. If you listen carefully, you'll hear another very typical fall sound, the cry of Blue Jays in the heavy woods which surround this lake. One of my favorite sound-scapes. I made this with my rugged and dependable Handy Zoom H4N recorder, using its built-in microphones. I literaly had it sitting on a small log only about 15 feet from the water's edge. Because the insects were not very loud, I did have to crank up my record volume to 86 on the scale of 100; this means you will hear a little bit of slight wind rumble, but all-in-all I think the recording paints a good picture of the early autumn landscape and everything slows down and winds down for the bitter winter ahead.


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