Sound is not just the domain of the urban areas. The countryside is alive with animal, environmental and man made sound. The decibels of an early summer dawn chorus is surprisingly high, while the low hum of working tractors is often a back drop to rural life. The soft 'fluppery' sound of bats wings passing can be startling at night, and many sounds can simply go un-noticed to those who are not consciously listening. During the Aerial Roots project many sounds were recorded and a selection of short excerpts is available on this page.

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berry carts

birds tractor

bonfire

buzzard gate


combine bats

cows breath

cows moving

grain echo


hens pulse

horse chew

ice break

market


milking parlour

mixed birds

partridge

potato dresser


sheep

swallows

tatties fall

threshing mill


tractor going

wild geese

yard scraper

young crows