I recently received the Rode NTG5 and the other day I was recording some birds. When I listened to the recording, I was surprised by how clearly the cars in the background can be heard. Please have a listen: RODE NTG5 birds test
The road was about 200 meters away and I was standing with my back to it, so I didn't think the mic would pick it up that much. I tested the mic indoors with voices and the sound is very nice, but I was hoping to also use it outdoors to pick up nature sounds. The mic has very good reviews and it says on the Rode website that this mic can be used in a wide variety of situations, but so far I've been a bit disappointed by its performance.
Could there be a problem with the mic or is this normal and was I just expecting too much?