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    CanadaGeese moorhen teichrallen train uksm waterfowl kanadagänse
    • brummig An RSPB bird reserve near an industrial part of the West Midlands.
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    chaffinch crow RunningWater siren moorhen chiffchaff teichrallen zilpzalp buchfink uksm WoodPigeon ringeltaube blackbird XXXXX XXXXX
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    • brummig Thank you. I'm pleased you liked it as it is one of my favourites. All that tranquillity just metres from a major road.
    • soundmap Just fabulous! Thanks, Chris at UK SoundMap
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    ducks seagulls splashing uksm waterfowl enten möwen
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    AirHorn birmingham crowd FireEngine music siren StreetParty uk whistle uksm
    • soundmap Many thanks as ever, your recording's now on the UK Soundmap.
    • brummig Behind is the fun fair, to the left is music from the Village Inn cabaret tent, and to the right is music from a dance tent. Towards the end of the recording the West Midlands Fire Brigade bring up the tail of the parade, adding sirens and air horns to the sound of the crowd. It's Gay Pride, as it is every year at the end of May, and Hurst Street is heaving with party goers. The photo was taken just a few metres further down the road in 2009.
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    AirHorn bell crowd drums engine FireEngine music siren whistle DholBlasters uksm
    • soundmap Great recording, many thanks for sharing it with the UK Soundmap!
    • brummig These are the sounds in Birmingham's Victoria Square on the last Saturday in May every year as the Gay Pride parade gets under way. The parade took over 15 minutes to pass, and so this recording is a medley. It starts with the Dhol Blasters, moves on to Chicken Mick revving up all 492 litres of his motortrike, and finally after various floats are a motorbike, a Range Rover, a fire pump, and an aerial rescue platform from the West Midlands Fire Brigade, all making an absolutely splendid racket. Pictures here: https://picasaweb.google.com/BrummigTheBear/BirminghamPride2011#
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    uksm Class323 ElectricMultipleUnit PlatformAnnouncements MarineDiesel CanalBarge BournvilleStation birmingham uk
    • soundmap Many thanks, your recording's now on the UK Soundmap.
    • brummig Bournville station is sandwiched between part of the Cadbury site and the canal. In this recording you can hear two stopping class 323 electric multiple unit trains from opposite directions, and a canal barge heading South through the night. You will also hear what sounds like Julian Clary using the PA system to warn of "slippery services" at the station. British station announcements have long been a source of amusement. This recording was originally nearly seven minutes long but I have reduced it to the Audioboo maximum of five minutes by cutting chunks out of the near-silences.
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    uksm Class323 ElectricMultipleUnit PlatformAnnouncements NewStreetStation birmingham uk
    • soundmap Many thanks, your recording's now on the UK Soundmap.
    • brummig A class 323 electric multiple unit arrives at a busy platform on Birmingham's New Street station, but what was that first announcement? Station announcements in Britain tend to be somewhat comical. Towards the end of the recording you can hear someone saying "What's that?". An occupational hazard of making field recordings is strangers asking what you are doing, something they would never bother to do if you were using a camera (unless they were some moron in a high-vis jacket looking to book another "terrorist").
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    uksm DieselTrains PlatformAnnouncements NewStreetStation birmingham uk
    • soundmap Many thanks, your recording's now on the UK Soundmap.
    • brummig I sat for ten minutes breathing the exotic odours of Birmingham's New Street station for this recording. I cut it down to the Audioboo five minute maximum by taking out chunks of the diesel multiple unit to my left that eventually pulled out right at the end of the recording. I left in all the station announcements.
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    HareKrishnaHareRama MahaMantra birmingham uk
    • brummig I wanted to get a longer recording of the Krishna devotees I had seen shortly before in New Street and chased after them, but they kept changing direction randomly. Then they stopped chanting altogether when the man with the microphone handed the under-arm megaphone to a boy of about 14 who then continued the chant. I left them at the end of Lower Temple Street as they disappeared down Navigation Street.
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    uksm LowerNewStreet birmingham uk muzak girls people HareKrishnaHareRama MahaMantra
    • soundmap Many thanks, your recording's now on the UK Soundmap.
    • brummig I sat opposite the Odeon to record the sounds of New Street on a Saturday evening, and was rather pleased when a small band of Krishna devotees wandered past and drowned out the club muzak coming from a clothes shop.
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    uksm pavilions birmingham uk
    • soundmap Does sound very empty. Many thanks, your recording's now on the UK Soundmap.
    • brummig Birmingham city centre used to be heaving with people on a Saturday, but not since the banks wrought their destruction on the British economy. I was the only customer in one shop in the Pavillions in Birmingham. I sat for a moment where once there had been a cafe and recorded as the staff in another shop took advantage of the complete absence of customers to do a bit of vacuuming. It's not their fault the shop was empty.
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    uksm carillon GeorgeCadbury poem TrevorWorkman bells birds bournville birmingham uk ZdeněkFibich
    • soundmap This is a fantastic recording, many thanks indeed for sharing it the UK Soundmap.
    • brummig The carillon at Bournville was commissioned by George Cadbury, and it can he heard over a large area (indeed the chimes from the integral clock can be heard in some of my other boos). In this recording of part of one of his regular Saturday recitals Trevor Workman, the Bournville Carillonneur, plays "Poem" by Zdeněk Fibich. Further information on the carillon may be found here: http://carillon.atspace.org/
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    uksm ducks geese FeedingFrenzy ice WorcesterAndBirminghamCanal birmingham uk
    • soundmap Many thanks, your recording's now on the UK Soundmap.
    • brummig The strange pinging noise is the sound made by a sheet of ice covering the canal as the flippers of several ducks and a few geese in a bread frenzy slid every which way on it.
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    uksm BirminghamAndFazeleyCanal lock GushingWater birmingham uk
    • soundmap Water sounds can be difficult to record right. This has an attractive tone to it, nice recording.
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    uksm BirminghamAndFazeleyCanal substation birmingham uk
    • soundmap Many thanks, your recording's now on the UK Soundmap.
    • brummig This electrical substation was having a wild time, with a strange, relatively high frequency content and occasional extra low frequency oscillations.
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    uksm NarrowBoat BirminghamAndFazeleyCanal birmingham uk MarineDieselEngine
    • soundmap Many thanks, your recording's now on the UK Soundmap.
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    vehicles motorway uksm SpaghettiJunction GravellyHillInterchange birmingham uk
    • brummig I'm sure you wont be disappointed by the golden-brown sands of Spaghetti Junction.
    • soundmap That's my holidays sorted. Many thanks for sharing this with the UK Soundmap.
    • brummig The existence of a beach underneath Spaghetti Junction (or the Gravelly Hill Interchange as it is known to people who are something in highways) is regarded as an urban myth, but as you can see from the picture it does indeed exist, just to the left of the promenade. Bathers have the choice of three canals and two rivers, and free changing rooms are provided. Those not wishing to take a dip can take advantage of the fact that it never rains on the beach, and if that wasn't enough as can be heard the transport links are excellent. http://www.birminghamitsnotshit.co.uk/articles/a-trip-to-the-beach
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    uksm wind robins StocksWood bournville birmingham uk
    • brummig Thank you. If anyone is interested I recorded this from inside my car but with a window wound down facing the wood. That kept the gale outside off the microphone.
    • soundmap Many thanks, love the sound of the wind in the trees in this.
    • brummig Stocks Wood is believed to be one of the last remaining fragments of the Forest of Arden.