Zipboingwow Show #7

Ankeny Overflight

Recorded Saturday, January 1, 2005 by Jim Blodget

Track #14; Sounds of the Willamette Valley CD, Recordings by: James D. Blodget © 2002

Length:18 minutes

Download the file: zbw7_1-1-05.mp3 (8.5 Mb, 64 kbps, 22khz, stereo)


This week's recording was made at the Ankeny Wildlife Refuge just south of Salem, Oregon on November 23, 2002. I made it in one continuous 20 minute stretch. As I stood there one flock of water birds after another flew over me. I turned and focused on them with the stereo cone mic as I would a video camera. Between groups you can hear blackbirds and songbirds and near the end a hawk flew in and landed in a nearby tree. This is a great recording to listen to on headphones just before going to bed. It's very relaxing.

Ankeny Refuge and stereo cone mic

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This recording is unedited other than a fade in at the beginning and a fade out at the end. I used iTunes to convert the CD track to a 64 kbps, 22khz. MP3 file and to set the ID3 tags.