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Crook in the River

River Hooke

Artist: Ezra Gray
South West, England

A warm, sunny winter day. I’m walking through meadow land preserved and managed by the Wildlife Trust. There has been a lot of rainfall over the past few weeks, the area is flooded. The landscape has turned into a natural floodplain. very wet underfoot.

Through the fields, the River Hooke flows stronger and faster than usual.

I set up my recorder on a bank by a crook in the river and I record the flowing water. Songbirds and rooks come and go, but it is a winter afternoon so most are sleeping. The river is the loudest thing in the landscape here and it’s hard to escape its roar. is a completely free streaming service of 800+ nature sounds from around the world, offering natural soundscapes and guided meditations for people who wish to listen to nature, relax, and become more connected.

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