Last Sunday night a dramatic storm rolled through our chain of valleys towards the coast.
The first indication that the storm was approaching occurred a couple of hours beforehand – the night air was unusually dominated by the electric sounds of crickets buzzing through the tree-tops.
As tiny drops of rain began to fall a local colony of eastern dwarf tree frogs responded with their familiar sharp-cricks, distracting me from the thunder that was developing in the background.
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Finally, after hours of vocalisations from the animal world the heavy rain and thunder arrived.
It is natural to focus on the dramatic moments within the sonic world, but this recording experience served as a reminder to appreciate the subtle sounds that surround us too.