Nature Resounds vol 8 - On the Shores of the Gulf of Bothnia

by Lauri Hallikainen

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about

My first recording expedition to the Gulf of Bothnia took place in June, 1997. I did not understand then how challenging a task it would be to make this recording. First I had to find the recording subjects and the peaceful conditions for the recording, and it took three years before I actually managed to make the first successful recording. Many times the unpredictable wind conditions at the recording sites forced me to stop recording. The local ornithologists informed me of the courtship sites of the rare nesting species. With their help and guidance, I found unique recording situations. One of these recordings is the charmingly distinctive courtship of the Common Shelduck.

In this recording, the birds living in bays, islands and rocky islets are heard in their own habitats. The scenic recordings deliver the seaside atmosphere in a genuine and rich manner. In the production of this record I have used a 24-bit production technique, which makes the quality of sound more accurate and natural than before. In general, making this recording was a real pleasure. In particular, the many field trips into natural habitats, the deep peace of the mornings and the melodic clarity of the songs are etched into my memories. My warmest thanks to friends, assistants, guides, birdwatchers and all of you who have contributed to this recording. Heartfelt thanks to my wife Maarit for her support.

Kuopio, 21 September 2005
Lauri Hallikainen
Producer / Recording engineer

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released September 21, 2005

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Lauri Hallikainen Kuopio, Finland

I live in Eastern Finland, in an area which contains a large number of quiet sites, perfect for recording nature. I've been making nature recordings for over 20 years.

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