An otherwise spring in Leiria

Mar 31, 2020, 11:10 AM
Leiria, Portugal lockdown sounds recorded by Fernando Silva.

"This is the sound of a Spring afternoon in the urban area of Leiria, Portugal, recorded on March 28th, 2020.

"Pandemic silence has spread by now. Sounds of the neighbourhood can be heard, birds, dogs and voices from nearby houses, passing cars, and the parrot living on the house across the street.

"Chirping birds remind us that Spring goes on, ignoring the stupid virus spreading into people’s throats and lungs."

Part of the #StayHomeSounds project, documenting the sounds of the global coronavirus lockdown around the world - for more information, see