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Loudoun, Virginia, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.1092, -77.5578 Map

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Subject: (Vanduzeea). Timecode In: 00:00:04. Timecode out: 01:31:57. Habitat: Rural. Equipment Notes: Stereo=1; Stereo accelerometer. NPR/NGS RADIO EXPEDITIONS Show: Bug Communication Log of DAT: #3A Date: 1999 0.00 bug sounds. Knocking, sing song groan. 0.12 wind, loud shuffling noise. 1.17 knocking, sing song groan. (wind in background). 1.38 knocking, sing song groan, followed by three more groans. 2.06 knocking sequence again. Not very clear. 2.30 - 3.47 wind again. 3.49 knocking sequence again. Wind in the background, not very clear. 4.45 purring sounds, followed by knocking sequence. 5.00 wind again. Sounds like loud shuffling. Then it fades. 6.00 knocking and sing-song groaning sequence. Again, not very clear. There are better sounds on DAT #5A. 6.49 - 7.26 knocking and sing-song groaning with a quick knocking following the sequence. Clear sound. Repeats this again. 7.55 - 8.22 wind noise. 8.33 a constant bug purring sound in the background with knocking and sing song groaning in the foreground. Maybe good background sound. 10.25 - 10.45 loud knocking sounds and sing song groaning. 11.00 - 12.20 purring/buzzing sounds. Some wind interruption but when it¿s still there¿s some good bug sound. Intermittent knocking sounds. 12.30 - 12.40 purring sound again followed by knocking. 12.58 - 13.18 really good purring/buzzing sounds. Good bug sound. 14.00 - 14.44 knocking and purring/buzzing sounds. More good bug sounds. Intermittent purring, knocking and sing-song groaning. More buzzing. 14.45 wind 14.56 knocking sequence. 15.11 - 15.35 Good buzzing sounds. Feels like a mosquito has targeted you and is dive-bombing your ear. 16.08 - 16.14 two knocks and then sing song groaning. 16.42 - 17.07 purring sounds with some knocks. 17.15 - 17.40 purring followed by knocking sequence. More purring. 17.50 - 18.04 good purring, knocking sequences. 18.39 - 19.00 knocking sequence followed by purring sounds. More knocking. 19.20 - 20.15 knocking and sing-song groaning. More purring sound. Nice and loud and clear. Another bug joins in and there are two purring sounds competing with eachother. Really good sound. 20.16 loud wind sound. It drowns out the bug sounds. 21.03 - 21.18 purring sounds. Sing-song groaning. 21.27 -21.57 more purring sounds. Knocking sequence. Once again with the purring. 21.58 more wind. 22.47 - 22.56 purring sounds. 22.57 wind with faint bug sounds in the background. 23.15 - 23.59 purring/buzzing sounds. Intermittent knocking. More buzzing sounds, the mosquito dive-bombing sound. Once again with the purring. More knocking and sing-song groaning. 24.00 wind shuffling sounds. 25.12 - 25.43 loud purring sound. Knocking sequence. More purring with knocking in the background. 26.11 - 26.36 purring sounds, but with wind shuffling in the background. 27.22 loud purring sound. When it stops you can hear 27.43 - 28.15 loud, clear sing-song groaning (repeated three times) followed by purring and then the knocking sequence. 28.16 wind with bug sounds in the background. 28.40 - 28.52 purring sounds, knocking then what sounds like a multitude of bugs purring/buzzing. Good bug sounds. 29.56 - 30.13 knocking sequence with wind in the foreground. 30.22 - 30.50 loud bug purring sound, but drowned out at the end by the wind. 30.50 - 31.16 buzzing sound, then knocking. More buzzing sounds that sound like they¿re coming from a few bugs. Knocking and then more buzzing. Really good sound. 31.35 buzzing/purring followed by knocking sequence. The knocking and the sing-song groaning are repeated a few times. 32.18 loud wind shuffling sound. 33.18 knocking sequence followed by buzzing/purring sounds. Wind is in the foreground. 34.20 - 34.40 purring/buzz... (Notes truncated)

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Vanduzeea - Vanduzeea

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