Testing the water

A visit to Earley Lake in Berkshire to do some preliminary investigations with the hydrophone and Zoom H5 recorder.

It was a busy Sunday afternoon for both human and bird life, and there was much interest from people visiting the lake. Conversations were instigated and for some curious children there was the chance to listen to the live sounds from below the water’s surface.

Hearing sound from above and below the lake simultaneously really concentrated the senses on this bright, cold day with the sun low in the sky, enhancing contemplation of the surroundings and giving a sense of connection to place.