I chose to take my walk around my neighborhood in Bensonhurst. I have always enjoyed my walks around the area because it is quite but not completely silent. As I was walking I paid attention to the sounds and realized that the neighborhood may have an infestation of birds. The chirping of the birds continued throughout my whole walk. Honestly, most of the time I ignore the chirping and it zones out as I make my way to my house. However, as I paid more attention I realized that THEY NEVER STOP! Interestingly dogs that are being walked by their owner are much quitter than the birds. I didn’t actually hear any dogs bark while I walked around.
This walk made me realize just how many sounds I ignore on a daily bases. It became apparent that even soundmarks of an area can be bypassed because of the frequency of which I am exposed to them.