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Update: 20th November 2013

Update: 20th November 2013

Macleay's Honeyeater

Macleay’s Honeyeater, Atherton Tablelands, QLD, Australia

After a couple of very enjoyable weeks recording and photographing nature in Far North Queensland, I’ve come home to Sydney with over 50 hours of audio material and almost 2000 photos to process so it’s going to be busy end of 2013 for me! My apologies to all those who have emailed or messaged me and I haven’t been able to respond to yet – I’ll get to it in the next day or so.

From this week onwards, I’ll update the ‘Featured’ sound on the homepage weekly to feature a different recording. I can’t promise all recordings/artists will be featured but I will try to give exposure to as many as possible, giving preference to those which offer something a little different.

This week Adrian Stoeger‘s excellent recording of a pair of Great Hornbills has been featured. For anyone who has has experience with large hornbills in the wild they truly are impressive creatures. At the start of this recording a pair can be heard in the distance, while what I assume to be crickets and frogs call from grass in the foreground. Eventually the hornbills come closer, the deep whoosh of their wingbeats hinting at the size of the birds. At about 4:00 minutes, one of the hornbills flies in and lands close to Adrian’s microphones, it’s raucous call reverberating in this remote clearing in the Cambodian rainforest.

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