Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Airedale Listening Station - update!

INTRODUCTION:...... Running experimentally since February 2012......Thought now perhaps a good time to actuate the logon that I have had for ages and put the Station on the map together with introductions, all after a run of absolutely storming nights of “Nocturnal Migration”, the like of which I never thought possible here. The Airedale Listening Station (circa Nocturnal Only) is sometimes in duplicate, both mobile and mobile/fixed, at 1000ft asl. +/- 200ft., with locations situated in essentially open country on the South Pennine upslope beneath the East Pennine Flank Flyway and at its intersection with the south flank of the Aire Corridor (a substantial NW – SE / E - W gap right through the backbone of England) No entries yet but I do have data in the form of continuous all night sound files from one of the sites, right through hours of darkness during most suitable nights this year, together with some earlier stuff. As might be expected full analysis of this data is considerable (currently a c 14hr file each night to sift, either manually or electronically or both) and has very much been taking second place to long hours in the field (Oxenhope) over the migration seasons and it will continue to do just so. However hope to make inroads after mid November when the “vis” season is failing here and get some detailed analysis done with critical data on here soon. As the sessions are almost always continuous overnight thus encompassing two dates, the entry will always be under the date that the recording was instigated. Many thanks to Lester Ward for pushing and especially to Bill Evans, Ithaca, N.Y., USA for getting me going! Dave, November 2012.


Blogger AndyC said...

looking forward to some more sound recordings..all the best

October 25, 2012 11:12 am  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Without doubt there will be some and good ones as well Andy, but after I have chance to turn round following the vis season (everything else having to take a back seat at the moment) and lots of files still to analyse even after that. Will also reinstate the spring Whooper skeins that Google knocked off for some unknown reason.

October 25, 2012 8:40 pm  
Blogger Craig Round said...

Look forward to hearing some of the stuff that's been going over Dave.
All best Craig..

October 25, 2012 9:23 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Cheers Craig, quality wont be as good as yours tho!! D.

October 27, 2012 5:46 pm  

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