What’s that sound?

Last week as I was getting ready to retire for the evening I could hear a strange noise drifting over the gardens. I thought maybe it was a fox or the weasel that we found under next door’s shed the other year.Or maybe one of the neighbour’s chickens. It had an eerie feel to it, so I immediately grabbed the Zoom H4n, popped the Rycote on top and set out to investigate.

In the pitch black the sound takes on a whole new feel. It sounded like it was coming from a couple of gardens down. I stayed as still as I could and listened as it got closer. In the recording I’m not sure if you can pick up on the sound of it moving through the garden but it was such a strange feeling – crouching down in the dark and listening as it got nearer and nearer but being unable to see it.

What do you think it is?

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