Chris Kibbey with the penguins, while wearing a lavalier mic covered with a Windjammer, on his chest.Burford, UK (November 26, 2007)–Cotswold Wildlife Park recently began using Rycote’s lavalier furry windjammer on personal microphones, so that presenters and animal keepers can talk to the audience without mics picking up wind noise. Of the features at the Wildlife Park, the regular talks on animals around the park are popular but often affected by windy weather, which can drastically affect audibility of the keepers’ microphones.
Mr. Chris Kibbey, deputy head of Cotswold Wildlife Park’s East Section, recalled, “It was embarrassing using our current microphone when the wind blew. I was first aware of the windjammer’s success when I fitted it for my first talk of the day. I always used to blow into the microphone when I turned it on to make sure it was working; that time I blew into it–and nothing happened! Now the sound is clearer and I don’t need to turn my back into the wind halfway through a talk. It works perfectly.”