For quite some time, I’ve had the idea to post “personal narratives” recorded in the field at various locations, especially right after I’ve snagged very nice recordings or videos. Below is a narrative I recorded on April 22, 2010 at Land Between the Lakes Kentucky, during a recording session at the Nature Station (Nature Center). Let me know what you think (leave comments below). When I head into the field in 2011, should I be posting lots of narratives like this one, which would give you, the reader/listener, a sense of my own experience while in the field?
Lang Elliott talking about sound recording on the morning of April 22, 2010, at the Nature Station in Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky
In the narrative, I mention a number of recordings made at the Nature Station. I’ve posted most of these separately, and here are the links:
In this post, I’ve decided to add one more recording to the pot—the fee-bee, fee-breetit songs of an Eastern Phoebe, recorded at the same location. Note that he roughly alternates the two song types, one (fee-bee) having a burry ending and the other (fee-breetit) ending with a brief jumble of notes:
An Eastern Phoebe singing at Dawn. 6 am, April 22, 2010 at the Nature Station in the Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky. Recorded by Lang Elliott.