John Hartog - Natural Soundscape Recording

Sound Journal entry: April 20, 2009 05:32
Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Lake County, Oregon

Play the clip below, or click here, to hear the recording.
(Length: 2:33 minutes, Size: 3.53 MB, Format: MP3 192kbps)

Short-eared owls with sage and grassland ambience.
Recorded with Rode NT1A microphones and a Sound Devices 702 digital recorder.
This recording was edited to reduce wind rumble and softly lift the distant ambience and subject birds.

This view of the recording location shows my microphone tripod in a slice of that vast soundscape.

photo: view out looking over recording location width=

The two photos below show a short-eared owl hunting
not far from the recording site.

photo: photo: short-eared owl - b.

photo: short-eared owl - b.

This place is often as naturally quiet as it gets anywhere,
however on this particular visit
there seemed to be more noisy air traffic than usual.

photo: contrails above the mountain horizon

Approaching from the west,
a view of Hart Mountain over Rabbit Hills .

photo: Hart Mountain over Rabbit Hills

A view to the east, taken near the recording location
- a distant Steens Mountain.

photo: distant Steens Mountain

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Natural Soundscape Recording
Portland, Oregon USA
A tribute to the world's vanishing quiet places