Haldon Forest Sunrise

Haldon Forest
Haldon Forest

A late June sunrise amongst the confer plantations in Haldon Forest, Devon. The energetic dawn chorus of April and May is now more relaxed, and the main singers in this recording are Blackcap and Siskin. There are also a number of deer calls throughout the recording – if anyone can ID these I’d be grateful. The forest has a large population of melanistic Fallow Deer, as well as Roe Deer. The recording was begun around 05:08 and originally ran for 35 minutes, however in this version several sections with passing vehicle noise have been removed. Recorded with 2 x AT4022 omnidirectional microphones in a parallel boundary array, connected to a Tascam HD-P2 recorder. Filtering applied with apQualizr to remove distant traffic noise, and levels boosted by 15dB for easier listening.

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