Summer Frogs

1 track, 72 mins. (Compact Disc Version available here)

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SUMMER FROGS fis an uplifting midsummer dawn chorus recorded at a beaver pond surrounded by forest in the rolling hills of upstate New York. Dominated by the throaty gunk! calls of Green Frogs, this wonderful soundscape features the songs and calls of over a dozen other species … quite an impressive variety considering that the bird breeding season is nearly over (for a list of species, see track description below).

TRACK EXCERPTSplay at low volume for the most natural effect:

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1. Frogs & Birds at Dawn (72:00) – A midsummer dawn chorus recorded at a beaver pond surrounded by forest. Dominated by the croaks of Green Frogs, a variety of other species sound off, including the following, listed roughly in order of appearance: Wood Thrush, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Ground Cricket, Mourning Dove, Song Sparrow, Red Squirrel, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Gray Catbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Hermit Thrush, and Pileated Woodpecker. 6:30-7:30 am, 31 July 2011, Shindagin Hollow near Ithaca, New York. © Lang Elliott.

Playback Volume: For optimal effect, adjust volume so that the frog chorus is pleasing to the ear, as if they are croaking from a pond or pool twenty to thirty feet away (not up close). Playing at a low to moderate level will result in a realistic and natural listening experience.

Notes by Lang Elliott

lang_500-300x300By midsummer here in upstate New York, most frogs and toads have bred and bird song has thinned considerably. So I was a bit surprised at all the dawn activity in late July at the beaver pond in nearby Shindagin Hollow. I spent the night camped next to the pond and then recorded for over an hour at first light. The Green Frogs continued their excited croaking throughout, while an abundance of birds (and one mammal) made themselves known through their songs and calls. Here is my species list, presented roughly in order of appearance: Green Frog, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Ground Cricket, Mourning Dove, Song Sparrow, Red Squirrel, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Gray Catbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Hermit Thrush, and Pileated Woodpecker. No doubt there are several more that I missed … please let me know if you hear one!.

Product Publication Information

Title: Summer Frogs
Type: Pure Nature Soundscapes (stereo/binaural)
Length: 1 track, 72 minutes
Format: MP3 (256kbps) and FLAC digital downloads, On-demand Compact Disc
Download File Name: summer_frogs.zip (136 megabytes); summer_frogs_flac.zip (377 megabytes)
Date Published: February 2013
Recordist: Lang Elliott
Copyright: “Summer Frogs” © 2013 Lang Elliott, Music of Nature, All Rights Reserved (note: each track is individually copyrighted by the person who recorded the track).
Cover Photo: green frog photo from iStock by Getty Images

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