MAT MARTIN | Field Recording – Big Cypress Bend, April 30 2018

20 May, 2018, 18:48

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Big Cypress Bend, April 30 2018

From the boardwalk at Big Cypress Bend, off Highway 41 between Naples and Miami, Florida.

Some human banging and distant traffic noise invade this breezy recording, made at mid-morning on the half-mile of boardwalk which extends on the north side of the road, into the Fakahatchee Strand. Clearly audible here though are Red-bellied and Pileated Woodpeckers, along with a counterpoint of song from other locals and the gentle movement in the wind of some magnificent Cypress trees.

Also seen within a stone’s throw of this location were countless Alligators, Green Heron, Great and Snowy Egret, White Ibis and a rare visitor, the Western Reef-Heron.