For a long time I have been a fan of recording sounds, nature sounds as well as urban sounds. Now you can enjoy some of the nature soundbites I have recorded over the years. Enjoy them with your speakers or headphones. Play them loud Smile.

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Here is a selection of the nature sounds

Spring is a wonderful time for birds and bird sounds. They are literally everywhere. The trick is to find a place without other environmental sounds. The following bite was recorded in a field.


01-Warblers and Redstarts.mp3

Patricia Beach in spring is overflowing with resident and migrating birds. Just setting down the recorder and pressing “Record”. The rest is pure relaxation.


02-Patricia Beach Birds.mp3

Come summer, the bullfrogs in Birds Hill Park deliver a concert every night. Around sunset, the sound is literally deafening.

  
03-Bullfrogs in Birds Hill Park 1.mp3

Black Bear Island is an uninhabited island on Lake Winnipeg. When  a friend and I got a chance to get close, a local fisherman and professional of the waters there, dropped us off on the island. Since there was nobody around, I set the recorder up on the shore and let it run for a few hours. Here is one hour of relaxing sound of water on a stony beach.


04-On the shores of Black Bear Island.mp3

Who says summer, says crickets. Usually when one says “[crickets]” means that there is no valid answer from anyone in the room. Yet outside, those crickets do a crazy job singing their hearts out.


05-Crickets-in-the-night.mp3

One that is not from Manitoba, but has a special place in my heart was from the Kakabeka Falls near Thunderbay in Ontario.


06-Kakabeka-Falls.mp3

Manitoba. You cannot imagine the  place without winter. But winter is particularly empty of birds and other recordable wildlife. Yet one of the things that do happen a lot is footsteps in fresh snow.


07-Footsteps in the first snow.mp3

Waking up with birdsongs. That has for a long time been a dream of mine. Living in Paris, Marseille, Kyiv or even in Winnipeg, that is not something too common. Yet here I have the wakeup songs from my deck in Winnipeg.


08-Morning-Birdsong.mp3


09-Chickadees.mp3


10-City woodpecker.mp3

One year after the first bullfrog concert, I decided to go back for second helpings. Here is the second part of the concert.


11-Bullfrogs in Birds Hill Park 2.mp3

When winter finally subsides, everything is dripping. A good drain is then a must or even houses will float away.


12-WaterDripWell.mp3

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