This afternoon … in fact, still ongoing as I write this post … my wife and I are hosting an end of school term party for our son, Ryan, and some of his friends. He is off to boarding school in September so before everyone went global for the summer we thought we would have a last hurrah for him and the gang. Have you ever had 20 kids aged 13-15 at your home for six hours? Yeah, well, its noisy. What did I do? I took a 15 minute walk over to the pond to listen to a totally different ‘noise’. Listen on.
At the end of the road in our subdivision is a small natural pond. Around 5:30pm it seems that every bird comes out to celebrate the day, to pose, hear each other and to proudly be heard. Its real life tweeting in a way. I took my trusty Roland R-05 recorder with me and tried to grab some samples to give you an idea of the sound. Now, it was a bit windy, I have never done this before, and the mic is not directional. All these excuses taken into account, I would be honoured If you would take 1.5 minutes out of your day to turn up the volume, click the link below (Birdsong), close your eyes and pretend you are by a small pond in Grand Cayman.
When was the last time you stopped just to listen to what nature is saying?