Most of the time this blog looks at how loud/noisy humans are. Today, we will look at/listen to some of the ‘non-human’ world. (We don’t want to be too anthrocentric!)
Critters in nature also make noise/sound, sometimes to scare off enemies/threats and sometimes to communicate. (Just like humans do.)
Here are some examples:
Beavers and tail slapping: (BTW – belated happy Canada Day!)
Lions: Many of us know that roaring lion used at the beginning of MGM films. Well, here it is in real life. (And just a reminder: unlike that young woman from Montreal who decided to kiss an adult lion, we will just listen to them.)
Walrus: Here is an interesting clip of a walrus which has been trained to make a range of sounds. Weird! And loud, too.
Wolves: guess what they are doing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=937A1ELVyUs
Whales: Yes, of course, whales. They sing across many miles, communicating with other whales. If you have not heard these sounds, you are in for a lovely surprise! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WabT1L-nN-E
Birds: Blackbirds, but not in a pie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSSCx1S6T9E
We have a couple of cardinals living in our neighbourhood. They have very amazing and very loud songs!
And of course blue jays – the birds, not the baseball team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cyzlxqtSMg
And then there are crows. Here is a clip of a murder of crows cawing away! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rarVVkXDXi8
And then there are bugs. In this example, cicadas (more on them in the next post!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VVEfmo_kvg
So once again: noise. Sound. Music. Noise. Sound.