Actually my previous comment here is now out of date. Recently, in February this year, I finally worked out that the real cause of my hearing excess of very low bass in my recordings was NOT a result of a problem with my recorders, but simply a problem with the speakers I was using to audition the recordings. So, all the recordings I'd uploaded to Freesound before I started correcting for that actually nonexistent bass overemphasis were actually correct in their bass! I have therefore gone through my recordings, taking new copies from my archive of unprocessed originals and editing those all over again. Heard with really accurate listening equipment they sound MUCH better and more lifelike than the 'corrected' recordings did.
Great recording. I think the cockerel gives it a nice touch. It's not so far up in the mix that it's seriously obnoxious. You don't notice the traffic much after a while. No major close prospect stuff from that corner.
Ah yes. there's plenty of new - but I haven't yet worked out my best way to maintain Freesound involvement. I'm concentrating on setting up commercial CDs of my recordings at CreateSpace at the moment, and actually this recording is on one of them, together with later Beeny Cliff recordings. Didn't get any response from Bram when I sent him a PM to see if he had any views about that.