Sound Recording: Dawn in a Sharp-tailed Grouse blind

Recorded on May 2, 2016 Recorded in Douglas County Wildlife Area, Friends of the Bird Sanctuary observation blind

This recording, made at dawn on May 2, 2016, starts with the sounds made before the grouse started displaying, and includes the first grouse sounds of the morning. The blind is over half a mile from Highway 53, and the train tracks are even further, but it’s not easy getting away from human-generated noise.

The most conspicuous birds in the background are the persistent Brown Thrasher and the Field Sparrow.

Duration: 13′23″