A Wilderness Lake

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Recording Location: Ayers Lake, New Brunswick, Abraham Lake, Nova Scotia
10 Tracks
Album Length: 60:02 mins
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A Wilderness Lake, reveals the rich soundscape of the Boreal and Acadian forests of Eastern Canada during the Northern Spring.

Tracks

1. Wetland 5.34

The First encounter with the dawn chorus in the wonderful old growth forests of Ayers Lake, well before sunrise and the first field recording of the day and perhaps within the Ayers Lake forests and wetlands of New Brunswick, Canada. Here we listen as the amphibian chorus slows and the morning bird song begins.

2. First Light 3.21

It is first light and we have now entered into the old growth forest, walking up from the wetland and into the awaiting dawn light. Our ears are drawn to the magical trill of the Winter Wren, one of the first birds to return to the Acadian Forests in Spring. We also hear the American Robin, Swainsons Thrush, Ovenbird, Pewee, Red Breasted Nuthatch, Blue Headed Vireo, Scarlet Tanager and Sapsuckers in the distance. We can now pick out color as the sun begins its ascent in the Eastern sky. The morning chorus is in full swing!

3. The Sapsucker 3.33

From suddenly out of no where, a Sapsucker!

4. Stream At The Edge Of The Lake 2.06

A gentle stream flows from Ayers Lake into the forest, in the distance the morning chorus continues. A quiet and serene recording with a hint of the surrounding old growth forest sounds echoing through the soundscape.

5. Rain Shower 7.54

As the day progressed we looped back to Ayers Lake where a hanging heavy mist came in from over the hills, then a wind. The microphones for the recording were set up under a large Maple, the resulting soundscape brings in many textures, water dripping from trees, a family of Blue Jays and other Acadian Forest bird species, along with the gentle gusts of wind combing through the trees.

6. A Message From The Forest 4.57

As the day progressed we looped back to Ayers Lake where a hanging heavy mist came in from over the hills, then a wind. The microphones for the recording were set up under a large Maple, the resulting soundscape brings in many textures, water dripping from trees, a family of Blue Jays and other Acadian Forest bird species, along with the gentle gusts of wind combing through the trees.

7. Breeze Over The Hidden Wetland 3.19

To the North, not far from where a stream leaves the lake, the sounds of a hidden wetland, surrounded by forest.

8. Woodpeckers At Dawn 10.08

I had heard this woodpecker from over half a mile away, its drumming on an old snag rang deep across the lake, echoing into nothing. It took me 15 minutes of walking and listening to finally find him and it was nothing like I had recorded before, the Pileated Woodpecker is a master at drumming!

9. The Woodcock 3.17

In a clearing, a Woodcock calls and displays during early Spring, over the hill, as morning breaks, Loons can be heard, just arrived.

10. Sunrise In The Old Growth 15.49

As the sun lifts and begins its ascent into the sky the dawn chorus begins. It is June, and many of the tropical migrants have arrived on their breeding grounds in this old growth Red Spruce forest ,and are now in full song. With the microphones carefully placed in the undergrowth, we are filled with the enchanting sounds of a new Spring that has now fully emerged.

Recorded in two specially chosen locations the album takes us into the forests and along the shorelines of both Ayers Lake in New Brunswick and Abraham Lake in Nova Scotia, both treasured locations by many who love the Natural world.

mark-recordingThe sounds come from a collection all recorded on location and feature many of the tropical bird migrant birds and amphibians to be found in these places. “These days we have to travel far to find such pristine soundscapes and habitats, I was very fortunate to have been able to record in these wonderful locations, and to also to experience them on a deep level.” Mark Brennan, Wild Earth Voices.

These are the sounds of prime evil forest, as they should be, and as they were heard long before the Industrial Revolution.

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