@Denise, thanks for the nice comments. I appreciate you taking the time to watch it. BTW, I made several attempts to get the voice activated function on my recorder to work satisfactorily. I wasn’t successful as the threshold setting was too granular. It would either record everything on the 48 db setting or very little on the 24 db setting. The test was done on my deck and there was just too much man made noise even in the middle of the night. It might work better in the forest but I am afraid wind noise would dominate.
I now think you were right about getting just a regular digital recorder and letting it pick up everything as it happens. In fact, Chris and I had a crazy encounter with ‘something’ on the afternoon of Halloween and could kick ourselves that we didn’t have a digital recorder with us.
‘Something’ was rushing towards us, through the woods, jibbering what at first sounded chinese.
Lesson learned, lol.