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to be pissed of at feathery neighbours having a late night party

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giraffesCantWearSuncream Mon 22-Jul-13 00:25:21

I fell asleep about an hour ago. Woke 5 mins ago to birds going absolutely bonkers outside. Loads and loads of them squawking and screeching! Have lived her for 6 years and never heard anything like it!

So get a lot of sea (city) gulls as fairly close to a river.

What on earth would cause them to do this?!

digerd Tue 23-Jul-13 10:19:17

We have doves and the sound of them cooing in the mornings is lovely smile

digerd Tue 23-Jul-13 10:16:18

We have swans and cygnets at the back of us on the canal. I saw one family with just one parent sad. They mate for life, the male is usually at the front and the female at the rear of the babies to protect them.

When I see baby birds on the ground being fed by the parents I worry as we have 4 cats in our small area. Seen white feathers on the ground but no corpse, thank goodness.
They always make a racket when a cat is seen and have seen them dive-bombing one to protect their young. They don't seem to find humans a threat here. We are inland, but sometimes the sea gulls are seen on mass and assumed it was due to raging storm winds at sea.

Latara Tue 23-Jul-13 09:58:57

PS why are the baby Herring Gulls bigger than the parents (and they are big enough!)? They are bigger than ducks round here.

Latara Tue 23-Jul-13 09:57:24

Yesterday at the beach I saw a huge baby seagull being attacked by 3 crows; then mum seagull swooped down and scared them off which was good.

OrangeLily Tue 23-Jul-13 09:57:14

Honestly I know giraffes isn't but if you are in the SW of England pleas just google 'drunk seagulls'.... I'm not making it up!!

HoneyDragon Tue 23-Jul-13 07:17:33

I like that a Mnetter will comain about loud parenting regardless if what species is performing it. grin

NettoSuperstar Tue 23-Jul-13 07:06:24

I have the mad squawkies here too, they woke me up at 5.30, and they bloody shit all over my carangry

giraffesCantWearSuncream Tue 23-Jul-13 06:59:11

How odd

Slavetothechild Tue 23-Jul-13 02:47:47

We are in Lincolnshire and have the same problem. Yesterday early let our dogs out and one Got so spooked it took hours to settle him weird !!!

giraffesCantWearSuncream Tue 23-Jul-13 02:02:23

They are starting again!

giraffesCantWearSuncream Tue 23-Jul-13 01:53:55

All silent tonight....

WandaDoff Mon 22-Jul-13 23:57:59

We have seagulls that actually divebomb people walking down the road. They appear to have a nest in next doors roof & DP says they're protecting their babies.

Funny as hell to watch though grin

They may actually be at the party at your bit because they are strangely silent just now.

SlangWhanger Mon 22-Jul-13 23:52:12

Pah! English birds have nothing on South African HADEDA'S. The bastards sit on your roof at the crack of dawn and do a sonic boom style honk/squawk for hours and hours and hours.
We lived on the side of a beautiful valley and the HADEDA'S on our roof conversed with the HADEDA'S on the far side the valley.
Forget the crime, the racism, the corruption and the poverty it's the HADEDA'S that finally make you return to the UK

<<I may or may not be exaggerating [Hmm]>>

OrangeLily Mon 22-Jul-13 23:35:52

I know there was a report the other day on the news that seagulls were getting drunk because they were eating a huge amount of flying ants and acting 'yobbish' and flying in to buildings?! This was in the south west of England though.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 22-Jul-13 23:34:08

And wellies!
Have a lovely holiday giraffes
smile xxx

giraffesCantWearSuncream Mon 22-Jul-13 23:29:24

Summer clothes but with a brolly then?! Thanks

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 22-Jul-13 23:08:22

Sun and rain yes, but not cold and possibly hot again by the weekend.

giraffesCantWearSuncream Mon 22-Jul-13 23:05:01

Oh kitten I need you! Is my holiday going to be filled with storms or will it be ok? Going to bournemouth on wed to stay with grockle and psychomum... I want sun. Weather vague with sun and rain!

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 22-Jul-13 22:59:26

I'd be really interested to find out whether they sustain the same racket in 2 or 3 days.

giraffesCantWearSuncream Mon 22-Jul-13 22:55:52

Glasgow - but we due storms tomorrow too.

squoosh Mon 22-Jul-13 16:13:44

I live in a top floor flat, one sits on the chimney and squawks like you would not believe, then it's amplified down into my sitting room. SO LOUD!

I tried to stick my head up the chimney and shout at him. No bloody use.

JADS Mon 22-Jul-13 16:11:28

Ephemeral fairy - are you my husband???? He did this too, it didn't work either grin

Salmotrutta Mon 22-Jul-13 16:07:45

It's bovver boy crows round our way. They were having a parliament. Or is it a murder?

Parliament of rooks?

Murder of crows? confused

WireCat Mon 22-Jul-13 15:56:33

The seagulls are really loud around here at the moment as well.


ephemeralfairy Mon 22-Jul-13 15:55:46

Same here!! I shouted at them to shut the fuck up. It didn't workhmm

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