My walk this week was a much needed one towards the end of the day – a day on which I had spent all my time on the computer.
It is the sounds enjoyed on this walk that are most important to me but the images and video give a visual context to it as well.
The robin and the blackbird seem to be having a conversation – and the sheep have something to say too.
The walk took me up a familiar footpath where I noticed things I hadn’t really paid attention to previously – such as the arboreal elbow of a tree or the integration of another tree and old build wall. Perhaps I should describe this as a take over of man-made by natural.
And from my elevation with views I descended a steep track to the valley floor and the river I have so often featured here.
Click the play button for the sound file and then the first image to view the images in sequence.
Have to watch your step on that rocky path! I almost always walk first thing in the morning. That way I’m sure to get it in, it starts my day on the right foot (so to speak), and I get to be out at dawn. 🙂
Very sensible. That used to be my habit as well. I must make it a top priority again. Thank you
Positively enchanting! That sweet melodic serenading of the birds was a delightful start to the walk, Alastair. I have never heard your UK robin, and what a magical sound. You mentioned the blackbird, too, and I think I distinguished that sound too. This time I got to the gate photos just as you were opening it, perfectly synchronized. I heard a car too. I enjoyed the sights, espec. those marvelous tree roots taking over the bricks and wall. Then I was completely dazzled by all the bleating sheep. Absolutely wonderful! The crunching footsteps and the final creaky gate, also a joy. I was trying to picture what you were carrying with you on this walk to get such wonderful audio recording. I know you have professional equipment. Were you carrying one of those big, clear sound disks and microphone? Also enjoyed the video and every single photo. Thanks so much, Alastair.
Thank you Jet. I am so pleased you enjoyed this. The sounds were great to hear but I didn’t have a parabolic mic or any other high end kit with me. I was frustrated not to have brought either my camera or recorder. It was just my iPhone! Fortunately the wind was hardly there at all and I was able to do some effective post production to keep things as clean as possible.