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The Cold Lake Amphitheater

Tune in to this remote mountain lake on the latest episode of Sound Escapes
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A great place to listen to insects - and birds - is a remote mountain lake in the spring. Gordon Hempton, an acoustic ecologist, recorded the sounds of this lake in Washington’s Methow Valley. The air is so clear of noise you’ll actually be able to hear the tiny splashes of lake trout gobbling up insects from just below the surface. Listen to the whole 30-minute episode at BirdNote.org/SoundEscapes.

This show is made possible by Jim and Birte Falconer of Seattle, the Bobolink Foundation, Idie Ulsh, and the Horizons Foundation.

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BirdNote®

Sound Escapes - The Cold Lake Amphitheater

Written by Ashley Ahearn and Mark Bramhill

This is BirdNote.

[insects start]

AA: Insects are the great, humming foundation of the food chain - and they are a key food source for so many species of birds.

A great place to listen to insects - and birds - is a remote mountain lake in the spring. Gordon Hempton, an acoustic ecologist - recorded the sounds of this lake in Washington’s Methow Valley.

The air is so clear of noise you’ll actually be able to hear tiny splashes… The lake trout gobbling up insects from just below the water’s surface.

[Splash!]

Now to listen as the sunlight weakens, the insects emerge and the birds sing their good nights before the frogs take over for the evening.

[LAKE SOUNDSCAPE]

AA: You’ve been listening to a sneak preview of a special podcast production from BirdNote. You can hear more at BirdNote.org/SoundEscapes.

I‘m Ashley Ahearn.

This show is made possible by Jim and Birte Falconer of Seattle, the Bobolink Foundation, Idie Ulsh, and the Horizons Foundation.

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Producer: John Kessler

Managing Producer: Jason Saul

Editor: Ashley Ahearn

Associate Producer: Ellen Blackstone

Assistant Producer: Mark Bramhill

Narrator: Ashley Ahearn

Bird and nature sounds provided by Gordon Hempton.

BirdNote’s theme was composed and played by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.

© 2019 BirdNote   July 2019

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