I have got myself some new sound recording equipment, namely an Olympus LS-11 linear recorder and a Sennheiser shotgun microphone. It's all high quality and fairly portable, too. Ideal for getting bird sounds. I tested it out in the woods the other day, even getting some recordings of a drumming and calling Black Woodpecker at the first attempt. That pleased me! I first plan to work on the woodpeckers more than anything else.... no surprise there I suppose.