Sound Devices MixPre3 II with a shotgun microphone

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Recording birds with the MixPre-3 II

I recently upgraded from the Zoom H4N to the Sound Devices MixPre-3 II recorder for my bird recording hobby. This post is from the casual hobbyist perspective and will give share my initial experience with the device and a few recordings I’ve captured.

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Fun Raspberry Pi project: Identify backyard birds 24/7

Have you ever wanted to know what birds you hear at home? You can use BirdNET-Pi on your Raspberry Pi with a small microphone to record and ID birds 24/7. I’ve been curious about this project for a while and decided to take the plunge.

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2022 Holiday Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers

There are many gift ideas for bird lovers of different kinds. Whether you’re looking for something small and affordable, like a bird-themed mug or keychain, or something more extravagant, like a bird feeder or birdhouse, there’s something for everyone. So why not surprise the bird lover in your life with a thoughtful and unique gift that shows how much you care about their passion for birds?


How to remove noise from bird photos

I researched online for content related to bird photo editing and came across a recommendation for TopazLabs’ DeNoise AI. This software does some magic and removes a lot of noise from photos without getting that muddy watercolor effect.