What's your favorite sound to hear while you're outside?

What’s the noise you hear that makes you happy to be outside?

For me, it’s distant cicadas. When the summer cicada calls start kicking up it signals the beginning of “weird bug time” (summer, when all the coolest bugs appear!)

What’s yours?

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Coquí, Robins, and flowing water are soothing

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I’ve always enjoyed the songs of birds in the morning. Most common to me are the unique and recognizable songs of American Robins. You can’t go a day in spring or summer without hearing one, they’re everywhere.

I also like the quacks of Mallards, the chips of Northern Cardinals, and the caws of American Crows. As you can tell, I’m a big fan of birds!

On a side note, have you ever been right beside a cicada while it was making noise? I have, and it was painful! I had to cover my ears and take a few steps back to avoid the pain!

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Gymnorhina tibicen, the Australian Magpie. They live in a tree in the next paddock from our house in New Zealand. They are endlessly entertaining, whip-smart and wonderful singers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYEYc8Ge3nw

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I love to take evening walks, and my favorite sound to hear is the Hermit Thrush’s song. It is a magical sound that comes from a small, average-looking bird.
I recorded this yesterday.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/116004813

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That is hauntingly beautiful.

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wild African Grey Parrots
when i imagine the voice of the forest itself, in my head it sounds like the parrots

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The sound of cicadas, crickets, and children/people having fun and chatting, usually having a barbecue. (Especially if I’m a part of said BBQ :yum:) Summer evenings are my absolute favorite.

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The haunting song of a white throated sparrow is one of my favorite things to hear on my walks through the forest. I also enjoy hearing the calls of the bullfrogs at the nearby lake; a tell-tale sign that summer has arrived!

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Hm, obvious ones are thrush nightingale, though I don’t have a gull recording of its full song and blackbird.
I like european bee-eaters chirps, cause there’s a strong association between them and place we go on holidays.
Most unusual local song is oriole, it’s a pretty rare bird, so always nice to hear it.
Then there’re some unusual voices that just make scene you’re feel surreal like Demoiselle Crane, Common Scops Owl and nightjar, one weird favourite of mine that I know from my childhood is a Corn Crake, but all Rallidae have voices I like as background noises.

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The call of a Pinyon Jay.

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The adorable squeaks of a douglas squirrel, and the spiraling song of the swainson’s thrush, are two of my favorites.

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The calls from Chuck-Will’s Widows
The song of the Wood Thrush
And the sound of trickling water.

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The African Fish Eagle in Africa and, somewhat similar, the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo in Australia.

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Grey tree frog calls on a summer night & sandhill cranes in flight.

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I love the sound of waterfalls (at some distance if it’s a big deafening one). It must trigger some childhood memory from growing up in the mountains :)

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Eastern Whipbirds (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/103938764) and Bell Miners (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/114610249)

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The sound of a large beetle flying. I also like cicadas sounds. The cicadas here are very well camouflaged and it is always fun to try to track down the sound.

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Bobolinks singing on territory…these birds are the soundtrack of farm fields and open areas in the Rainy River Valley. No other bird here has a song remotely like it. We should be hearing the Bobolinks again in a couple of weeks.

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i like the extreme quiet of the desert in West Texas.

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