SHODOSHIMA Field Recording Birds

As it as so warm on Shodoshima while I was there, I often slept with the door to the balcony wide open which meant I woke to the sound of the sea, insects and dawn birds… the best kind of alarm clock!!


My knowledge for identifying Japanese birds is fairly limited – the two small green feathered birds in that tree looks a bit like the NZ bird known as the wax eye or silver eye, and I can’t be sure they were responsible for the early morning bird song:


This bird I recorded at the same place as the deer calls, and it sounded a bit like the bird was being strangled!?!

The one bird that was easy to identify, visually and sonically was the crow. One afternoon when I was up Kankakei I recorded a tree full of crows who seemed to be playing in the wind, swooping around and landing back into the same tree.



After recording for a while there was a bit of a ruckus and all the crows took off, and a few minutes later I noticed two monkeys climbing down from the same tree!!! What on earth were the monkeys doing up there? Chatting with the crows? About what exactly?

One Response to SHODOSHIMA Field Recording Birds

  1. Samuel Justice says:

    Stunning recordings Tim, very inspiring!

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