Julian Weaver-Below the Rastrick Viaduct…
Below the Rastrick Viaduct…
On the road in front of the Rastrick viaduct, a mature horse chestnut provides refuge for a variety of birdlife who chaperone both street and dawn light.
Before first light, gulls arrive from the ecotone targeting ill-tied bin liners and fast food discarded in the early hours.
The road is bounded by several main traffic arteries, the Eastern train line towards Kent and the London mainline.
Live stream on the Locus Sonus open microphone network, intermittent since January 2017. Installed by Julian Weaver (Finetuned), it uses a Raspberry Pi streambox with Cirrus Logic audiocard, running V 3.1 of the streambox software developed by Stef Cousot et al. It includes the live audio streaming software Darkice, an open source project by Ákos Maróy and Rafael Diniz.
Microphones are EM172s with Rycote mini-windjammers, hanging out between the top of the upper sash and window jamb.