Recording in the New Year’s Day morning became my every year ritual. It’s the quietest day in the whole year. It could be called The Sound Recordist Day. It’s not easy to wake up early this day, but always when I go outside and hear how quiet it is, I know it will pay off.
Last years I was focusing on recording atmospheres of the empty city. Yesterday I have seen large flock of pigeons on a square in my city. They used to be fed there and drink water from the fountain. It sounded amazing even from the distance, I thought they will probably be there today too. I knew I have to record it.
They were so used to the sounds and gestures of taking out the food, that they reacted even when I run out of sunflower and pretended that I’m pouring the seeds.
Pigeons fully deserved their payment.
Later, I moved to the park where I wished to record rooks and water birds close to the pond.
And their nice take offs from the pond:
Getting up after just three hours of sleep today definitely paid off.