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    Birds chirping

    Post  Violet on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:53 pm

    Often right through the night lately i've never known them do that before, has anyone else heard them?


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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  feather on Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:47 pm

    Sometimes here when there is bright moonlight, the Corellas (small white cockatoo) and the Apostle Birds( happy families)...they roost in largish groups .....get a little restless and can make a bit of an intermittent commotion.

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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  Violet on Tue May 01, 2012 1:43 pm

    Does it ever get on your nerves? I like listening to them


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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  feather on Wed May 02, 2012 2:51 pm

    Occasionally if I am a bit on the edgy side....Corellas and Sulphur Crested Cockatoos have a very noisy loud sort of raucous screeching call. They talk well in captivity. In the wild, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos are quite shy and not found in flocks, mainly small family groups and are lovely big birds to see with their lovely yellow crest.

    Corellas are only half the size and can be bothersome sometimes especially when they flock in huge numbers...thousands and thousands of birds screeching and shreiking...then they do the fly over...you literally cannot hear anything else...it is almost deafening. The trees look white with so many birds roosting together....and they strip the leaves off the trees because they are bored and they have a very strong and powerful beak. You don't want to mess with the bitey end. They chew wires on power poles, hoses or cables on the water bores, and anything that is within reach of their beaks. When they are in the moult, the ground can be almost covered with white feathers.

    Apostle birds just chatter and fight and squabble...they hang about in large family groups and get on like families after a bad day on the booze. I love them because they are so 'human'.

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    Post  Violet on Thu May 03, 2012 2:07 pm

    Wow they make our birds seem quite tame and well behaved our tiniest bird the wren makes one hell of a noise, just one on it's own can make a racket it's probably the biggest hellraiser in our garden


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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  feather on Fri May 04, 2012 6:26 pm

    We have lots of extremes and many sorts of weird and wonderful here.

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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  SpiritVoices on Fri May 04, 2012 9:04 pm

    feather wrote:Occasionally if I am a bit on the edgy side....Corellas and Sulphur Crested Cockatoos have a very noisy loud sort of raucous screeching call. They talk well in captivity. In the wild, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos are quite shy and not found in flocks, mainly small family groups and are lovely big birds to see with their lovely yellow crest.

    Corellas are only half the size and can be bothersome sometimes especially when they flock in huge numbers...thousands and thousands of birds screeching and shreiking...then they do the fly over...you literally cannot hear anything else...it is almost deafening. The trees look white with so many birds roosting together....and they strip the leaves off the trees because they are bored and they have a very strong and powerful beak. You don't want to mess with the bitey end. They chew wires on power poles, hoses or cables on the water bores, and anything that is within reach of their beaks. When they are in the moult, the ground can be almost covered with white feathers.

    Apostle birds just chatter and fight and squabble...they hang about in large family groups and get on like families after a bad day on the booze. I love them because they are so 'human'.



    Feather,what was the name of the bird that used to 'laugh',wake everyone up in the mornings?

    The air used to be blue in our house early mornings when we had the 'wake up' call.....

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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  feather on Sat May 05, 2012 6:10 pm

    I think you mean the laughing Kookaburra...they are found in the coastal areas....they laugh in the mornings when they are marking out their territory.

    We have the Blue-Winged Kookaburra...mostly found in the Gulf and down to about where we are....and he looks similar except he has blue on the wings, not brown and he cannot laugh to save himself. His call sounds really weird.

    Also there is the Storm Bird.....the male is black with a long tail and red eyes and his call is loud, haunting and very bothersome to people who just want a bit of silence. Summer is usually when you hear him, when the storms are around, and sometimes he starts about 4 am and it is a call that can't be blocked out of your awareness. I don't mind it, but I have heard some people curse and swear when he starts so early....and threaten to shoot him.

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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  SpiritVoices on Sat May 05, 2012 10:58 pm

    That's it! For the life of me,couldn't remember the name.

    I didn't realise there were three sets of Kookaburras.

    We didn't mind the noise during the working week but oh dear! Weekends were forbidden.



    Thanks Feather.



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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  gilly on Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:05 am

    We have a young Blackbird visiting our garden--we supply Blackbird mix and 'MEALY WORMS'

    She is this years early hatch for she still has her fluffy feathers.

    i was sitting reading when i became aware of her 'chirping' or was it 'nagging' or 'complaining' on the fence opposite me.

    I carefully and slowly moved to the kitchen door--and she came down into our back garden to eat and then wash in the bird bath. she had no problem with me in the doorway.

    Was she telling me to move so that she could feed and bathe??? I like to think so!!

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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  feather on Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:22 pm

    Could have been 'singing for her supper' as it were.

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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  gilly on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:52 pm

    feather wrote:Could have been 'singing for her supper' as it were.

    Sorry feather it was not the lovely bird song that blackbirds make from high in the trees. This was more a staccato tut tut tut.
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    Re: Birds chirping

    Post  feather on Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:48 pm

    maybe she was scolding you because you were too slow.

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