We recently visited the Cathedral Fig Tree near Lake Tinaroo on the Atherton Tablelands before dawn, primarily so I could record some morning rainforest noises. Just before dawn, the rainforest is a cacophony of noise as the various birds all compete to be heard.
The crackling sounds are caused by thousands of drops of water condensing on the leaves and dropping to hit leaves below them.
This stereo recording sounds best with headphones on.
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