Thursday 19 October 2017

Bat Call Analysis: second thoughts

I'm still trying to reconcile my bat call recordings with the data provided in the Jon Russ book "British Bat Calls".

This caused me to question whether my home-brew bat detector was a reliable witness.

Just how much faith can I have that my FD detector is producing sensible recordings?

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Bat Call Analysis: more difficult than it looks!

So I've now got a few hundred recordings from my Bat Logger, collected over a number of nights.

Time to settle down with Audacity and a pint of IPA, and analyse a bunch of waveforms.

Identifying the bat in question is easy, right? Its just a matter of determining frequency, repetition rate...

Thursday 12 October 2017

Bat Call Logger: the hardware

My bat call logger combines a frequency division bat detector with a Pi based audio recorder.

Recordings are simply triggered by a short stream of pulses from the detector (i.e. "activity").

Having spent a bit of time trying to optimise the hardware, I now need to document what I've done, before I forget why I've done it!