Calendar for 2009

WSRS 2009 Winter field meeting: WWT Carlaeverock

Friday 23rd January - Monday 26th January 2009

Held at the Wetland and Wildfowl Trust reserve at Carlaeverock, the Society held its winter meeting here last year and it was so successful we decided to book it again for this year’s meeting. The area surrounding the centre has lots of opportunities to record wintering wildfowl. Nearby there is a Red kite feeding station where members successfully made recordings in previous years.

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WSRS 2009 Spring field meeting: YHA Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Friday 29th May - Monday 1st June 2009

The Society has not used this Centre before, but this area comes highly recommended both for its wildlife and the comparative tranquillity that this part of North Yorkshire offers. 

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WSRS 2009 Recording and Sound-processing Workshop

Friday 11th September - Monday 14th September 2009

The workshop will run from 6.00pm on Friday 11th September until 5pm on Sunday 13th September at the Preston Montford Field Studies Centre, Shropshire. 

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WSRS 2009 Members' Day

Members Day 2009

The 2009 Members' Day was combined with a weekend-long workshop on practical recording skills and was a resounding success.

John Willett of Sennheiser and Mike Skeet, a professional sound-engineer, provided in-depth, comprehensive and illustrated talks on microphone technology and usage. The highlight of the afternoon was an inspirational lecture by Geoff Sample on his own wildlife-sound-recording techniques and fieldcraft skills, entitled "The Stakeout, the Chase, and the Loot".

The second morning of the workshop focused on computer editing with concurrent interactive sessions on Adobe Audition and Wavelab followed in the afternoon by demonstrations by Mike Oates of how to develop and build windshields for use in wildlife sound recording. Mike focused on what not to do but in doing so gave some very helpful insights into what really does work well.

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