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I was sitting in the dog run this morning listening to the wildlife around me. I could hear it – but not see it. I couldn’t, therefore, capture it on camera. How do you see those things that cannot be seen? By using your imagination. Then I remembered that I’d done an experimental podcast about 16 months ago when podcasting was still relatively young.

These sound pictures [4.1 Mbytes, 9 min 48 sec duration] were recorded during my morning walk with the dogs on January 1, 2005.

So, today you must let your imagination do the work. You’ll hear bird calls, frogs, boots on gravel, boots on grassland, dogs bathing in roadside culvert, dogs eating breakfast, and more birdcalls.

Maintaining the photographic theme, though, the sounds were all recorded using my compact camera, a Nikon Coolpix 3700 – the very same camera that I normally use to take photographs on my morning walks.


  1. Richard Watson says:

    As well as the typical, to me at any rate, Australian bird calls, am I correct in thinking that that there are some UK song birds singing? Certainly when on Kangaroo Island, there were goldfinches and Skylarks, whilst in Melbourne there were plenty of blackbirds. These were no doubt all brought in by homesick immigrants over the last 100 years.

  2. Richard Watson says:

    Great idea for a change by the way.

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