After spending numerous weeks researching microphones to use for field recordings, I decided to purchase the Audio Technica BP 4025 Stereo microphone. The X/Y pattern provides a wide and clear stereo image. This small and light weight microphone is perfect to travel with and fits nicely in my Rhode Blimp. My first recording was of a group of Cockatoos in the forest. I managed to get quite close to the trees they were perched on. I ran the Microphone through a SD302 pre amp to a Tascam Dr100mk2 recorder.