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Old 03-14-2017, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Newark, NJ
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Sirens, fireworks( gunshots? ) , yelling, barking dogs
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Birds, barking dogs, light traffic, plenty of mowers and outside lawn equipment.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Cars on the highway (we are about 500 ft in from a 55mph 4 lane divided highway). Crows. Dogs. Kids playing. Owls. Occasional airplane.

Also HS band and football games. We back up to a lake and on the other side of the lake is the HS. Major football powerhouse. We hear band practice after school and during the games in my back yard we can hear the announcer.

4th of July - fireworks. They shoot them off over that same lake behind the house.

Oh yes, forgot to mention "crows" for my old place. Especially in late fall. I love hearing them. Some of my favourite bird sounds, up there with owls, common loons and geese.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Coyotes, owls and tree frogs at night. Mourning doves, crows, hummingbirds, bees in the day. Occasionally a loudspeaker announcement or crowds cheering from the school. Distant freeway droning.

I used to hear mourning doves all the time when I lived in Miami as well as mockingbirds. One of them would always imitate a car alarm.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Used to hear cows but that's changed as many of the nearby farms have been sold to developers. All I hear these days are bugs in the nature preserve behind the house, planes flying into/out of Tampa (although I'm far enough away that they're pretty high up when passing overhead), and the neighborhood flock of Sandhill Cranes.
I have farming family that live about an hour north of Gainesville, FL. I love the sounds down there; lots of cows, roosters, crows. Farm sounds are very therapeutic. I call that part of Florida "Florida Cowcountry" as there's so many dairy and chicken farms.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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McPherson, Kansas (rural, small town setting)

What I hear right now..

A train blaring its horn in the distance
A dog barking next door


I love quiet, rural, small town, cozy neighborhoods.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Just about everything sooner or later. Fire, ambulance, police go through many areas sooner or later. I don't live anywhere near train tracks, but I hear the whistle once in a great while. Cars. Sometimes I wonder where they're going at those odd hours. I've heard distant gunshots.

My favorite sounds come from nature, and there are plenty of them. The owl is gone, but most are still here.
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Old 03-15-2017, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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L.A. Area Suburbs (at night)...

Mostly quiet, occasional wind chimes, sometimes a coyote or other wildlife in the area. The nearest freeway is a few miles away.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Frogs and woodpeckers.

It's an interesting life I lead.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Birds, insects, dogs, sirens, gunshots, mariachi music, hippity-hop music, construction noise, helicopters, military aircraft, commercial jets, and that distant "whoosh" sound from air being squished out from between the surface of the road and speeding tires.
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