Our sound clip today comes from a professional filmmaker who recently adopted a rural lifestyle.

Mr. JIM CULP (Filmmaker): I'm Jim Culp. I live in Little River, California. For years, I lived in the city, and I was surrounded by bus noise, garbage trucks, police vehicles, emergency vehicles, you name it. After I settled in on the country for a little while - at one night, I was sitting at my computer, looking out the window where we have a little feeder for hummingbirds.

(Soundbite of hummingbird purr)

Mr. CULP: I watched this little guy feeding, I recorded him, and I'm just amazed at the sound. It was kind of like listening to a didgeridoo being played by an Australian aboriginal, but there was a little hint of helicopter in it.

SIEGEL: A sound clip from listener Jim Culp of Little River, California.


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