Ridgefield Swans

Ridgefield Swans


Happy Valentines Day! Soundscape is back with a special valentine dedication. This one goes out to my sweetheart. There is perhaps no better representative of devotion in the animal kingdom than that of the swan. They mate for life and look good doing it! (I happen to think they sound good too.) In our soundscape at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, recorded January 30, 2024, we hear two species. In the foreground is the call of the Trumpeter Swan. In the background is the Tundra Swan. The Trumpeter sounds like a brassy, oh-OH, while the Tundra sounds more like woo or oo-ou-oo. You’ll hear Canada Geese, Mallards, and even a Marsh Wren too.

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Trumpeter Swans photo: Chad Crouch
Sweethearts photo: Chad Crouch

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Soundscape presents relaxing and renewing five minute field recordings captured in nature by Chad Crouch (using the recordist pseudonym Field Sound: Premium subscribers get access to the complete recordings (10-90 minutes long)!
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