For me, there is no better way to clear my head than getting out of the office and recording some sounds. From dunking my hydrophones in a nearby channel or off the local pier to sitting way too close to a beehive, active listening is one of my favorite pastimes. It may seem crazy, but after I get past the equipment setup, it is very relaxing.
Birds, bees, insects, and the occasional random airplane that won’t leave me alone when I’m trying to record sounds.
Croakers are croaking and shrimp are crackling. Also, tidal noises, creaking sounds, and other weird water play.
From refineries and oil pumps to EMF signals and traffic, pretty much all things that are considered “outdoor noise”.