March 14th, 2018

That interesting time of year between Winter and Spring. Actually, here in the Northern Hemisphere Winter can still be strongly felt...the outside temp. when this recording was done was a very COLD 30 degrees F.
BUT, as you can hear, the Main players in this small-town soundscape are the American Robins (Turdus Migratorious) who are busy vocalizing and setting up their territory. Despite the cold, these Summer residents don't seem to let that get in their way.
Recording made at 6:30AM on Tuesday March 13th, 2018 in the backyard of a home in a small town in Illinois.
Equipment used: Sound Devices 702. Microphone: Audio-Technica BP4025 STEREO MICROPHONE. No processing or post-tweaking at all.
Enjoy this soundscape of the annual transition/battle between Winter, sensing it's doom, and the inevitable Spring on our Planet Earth.


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    mossisnice 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Very helpful -- I was looking for robin sounds, and in the script I am writing the robins are "early." I was thinking February. However thanks to your excellent description I think I need to set my story even earlier in the year.

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    kvgarlic 1 year, 3 months ago

    Thanks Error403..appreciate it...yeah...that does have that quality that I think rust would sound like...GREAT observation

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    Error403 1 year, 3 months ago

    Almost sounds like Rust

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    Error403 1 year, 3 months ago

    Amazing, I made an account just to get this and comment :)

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    kvgarlic 1 year, 3 months ago


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