Category Archive for 'Andrew & Sarah’s news'

We have just returned from 23 days walking the Larapinta Trail, which snakes its way for 223km – up ridge and down gorge – through the Macdonnell Ranges in arid central Australia. Tweet

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Late Winter Birdsong in the Australian Bush by Listening Earth Ah, it is so good to be home! After our four month field trip in Turkey, Sweden and the UK, Sarah and I arrived back to our bush home last Wednesday evening. We were tired, but happy to be back in familiar surroundings. Tweet

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It has been said that an adventure is a journey undertaken with insufficient planning. If that is so, then our field trip to Turkey will indeed be an adventure! With last minute distractions preventing us from researching our trip in detail, we shall just to have to let Turkey reveal itself to us. The delights […]

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I have just celebrated my 50th birthday with a lovely gathering of friends and family at our home. What I want to share with you here are two delightful drawings gifted to me by dear friends. The first is a work by Prue McAdam inspired by a recent trip to Mutawintji National Park – a […]

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Firstly, many thanks to those of you who wrote after our recent blog and newsletter, expressing condolences on the passing of my mother. It was comforting for both Sarah and myself to read your kind and reflective thoughts. We have now returned from several weeks in Western Australia, specifically to scatter mum’s ashes on Rottnest […]

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Some of our customers have written to us in the last 6 months, curious that there does not appear to have been anything new added to our Listening Earth site; no blogs, no new albums. There is a reason. In May, Sarah and I left home to do some field work in NSW. On the […]

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As many of you are aware, Victoria is enduring one of its worst national disasters ever. As I write, 131 people are confirmed dead in horrendous bushfires, and there is an expectation that as emergency personnel go through the devastated areas, that number may climb to nearer 200. (update: now nearly 200, expected to approach […]

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Last spring, Sarah and I undertook a cycling journey through the outback of NSW. We conceived the trip as an opportunity to see whether we could do our recording field trips by bicycle. Tweet

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I have to mention the Thai Longtail. Not because it is some exotic tropical bird, and sadly not because it is rare or nice to listen to. No. Longtails are both ubiquitous and very, very unpleasantly noisy. Tweet

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Thailand’s border with Myanmar (Burma) is a curious area. The last hills of the great Himalayan range separate two Buddhist nations with a long history of conflict.Tweet

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