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As I mentioned in the previous post, in early Spring 2017 I was in the Regional Natural Park of Le Perche for a weekend of nature recording. One of my objectives of this weekend was to record the local woodpecker population that live in the forest. It was my first time visiting the area and although I had undertaken extensive research in advance, contacting local authorities and understanding the terrain using Google Maps, I still wanted to get an idea of exactly where I would setup my gear in advance. So the night before I would attempt to record the dawn chorus and the woodpeckers, I headed out to the Foret de Senonches on a scouting mission.

I decided to take my gear with me, in case there was anything interesting to record and also to run some test recordings in various locations. After some time walking through the forest, I found a few possible locations and made a mental note for the following morning. It was early evening and as the sun began to dip low in the sky, the dusk chorus began to emerge. I was intending to head straight back to my cabin and was heading back to the car park along the edge of the Etang de la Benette pond. It was a fantastic location so I decided to setup my gear and try to capture the dusk chorus. And I was so happy having decided to stay as I was treated to a beautiful orchestra of birdsong accompanied with a gorgeous sunset.