Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sunrise over Colorado's San Luis Valley photo:nell
Nell and I headed down the Monte Vista, Colorado with River and the Brown Dog last weekend so she could study the Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis). These birds migrate through Colorado every year in March with numbers estimated at 25,000. Incredible birds with up to 7foot wingspans and weighing in at nearly 12 pounds these things fly like refueling tankers (C-17’s), very deliberate and controlled, even in gusty winds. It was amazing to learn from Nell about this species. Her going back to school has stoked the fire for her ornithology. So we took off, she’d take the pictures and I’d man the parabolic microphone to record the sounds in an attempt to capture the wonder of this migration.
The first real recording with the Homemade Parabolic mic. photo:nell
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