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October 18th, 2006

At least fifteen house sparrows (Passer domesticus) gather together in a tree about 0.5m from the mic after rain. This noisy flock including many juveniles just moulted into adult plumage starts preening their feathers and chirping to each other

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    scotthopkins 3 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you for posting this sound. I used it in a video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMUoBSzCQh4
    cheers.

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    Ziller94 11 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks. My primary school students used it in their project.

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    Akhter 13 years, 2 months ago

    amazing.

    Thanks

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    ermine 14 years, 1 month ago

    yep, that's the downside of the site being a mile from the ambulance station. Response time should be good I guess ;)

    This is a section out of a 10m recording. These guys kept at it for a long time after a light shower, preening their feathers. One strikes up, the others come in and chirp like this for a while, then have a natural pause of half a seconds, then start all over again

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    dobroide 14 years, 1 month ago

    Clear and crisp sparrow assembly, love it. Not intended as a criticism, but did you notice the distant ambulance near the end? That's the stuff that makes field recordings interesting to me: they are unpredictable

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01:33:425
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