Dawn chorus & rain

This feels… well, a little cheesy and obvious perhaps… but thinking about the theme of geographic dispersal we started out with, I began to think that perhaps it’s a relevant addition. Having been quite suddenly returned to where I came from (Sydney, Australia), I am confronted on all sides with sounds that just aren’t a part of my normal life any more. And one of the few compensations of the horrific jetlag that always accompanies the ghastly 24-hour sleepless flight here is the chance to hear the birds’ dawn chorus without having to set an alarm to specifically wake myself up for it. So I appropriated my father’s Zoom H4N recorder and snuck out at 5.15 one morning soon after I got here to record the birds…

Heavy rain is also a rarity in my UK soundscape, so I also grabbed the chance to capture a downpour, recorded at my desk, which has a glass roof to it: