7 Jan 2020 – sound birding
 

Water level still falling – 54.1% today. Didn’t visit the patch, but had some fun editing some of the sound recordings I’d made from my iPhone yesterday. Turns out it’s a really bad idea just using the voice memo function on the phone, since it records in very low quality compressed format. Still, I went ahead and followed the Macaulay Library sound file editing instructions for Audacity, and the results didn’t sound too bad to my ear. Check out the recordings of Wood Sandpiper, Rufous Fantail and Brush Cuckoo.

However, I’m now the proud owner of the free app Rode rec and hope to test it out tomorrow. I’ve read the instructions from eBird about how to make better recordings, so let’s see how it goes.