Hoots and Snorts

Lots of folks say that owls fly so silently that their prey cannot hear them coming. Well, this may be true when they're hunting, but on a quiet night, when an owl flies to a perch nearby, one can certainly hear the sounds of its wings. The date is May 1, 1993. I am at Delta Marsh along the south shore of Lake Manitoba. It is the middle of the … [Read more...]

Kentucky Marsh

When it comes to soundscapes, the night choruses interest me most, and especially the remarkable array of sounds heard in marshes and swamps. Wherever I go, I seek out wetlands and the magic they hold. I made the following recording in the spring of 1995 at a favorite swampy area in Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky. It was nearly midnight. … [Read more...]