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AIBU to think that birds should only tweet at sunrise

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foxyloxy78 Tue 17-Jan-17 00:30:27

Oh so annoying. Trying to sleep and the birds won't shut up! Do birds sing at night where you are?

Schwifty Tue 17-Jan-17 00:54:08

Are they as annoying as Donald Trump''s tweets at sunrise??


I'm on the top floor of an apartment block surrounded by trees, so they can get rather noisy at all hours. Are you able to use earplugs / earbuds or do you need to listen out for dc? At night I've found a pair of cheap earphones and recordings of "noise" to be a massive help - there are loads of apps out there or examples on YouTube like fans, aircraft engines, pink / white / brown noise. Good luck!

TheClaws Tue 17-Jan-17 00:59:17

Nature is so annoying! I second Shwifty. Some white noise might be all you need to block out the birdies.

Janey50 Tue 17-Jan-17 01:13:37

It's the artificial street lighting that's confusing them. We get it all the time round here,even more so now the council have installed 'new and improved' lighting. Personally,I would rather hear the sounds of birds tweeting than the noise of planes taking off or coming in,which we get for approximately 19 hours a day.

foxyloxy78 Tue 17-Jan-17 02:29:14

Thanks guys. Will try headphones now. We have lots of street lamps and I think the birds think it is sunrise. Nit good. Need to be up in four hours. Night. flowers

NovemberInDailyFailLand Tue 17-Jan-17 02:51:43

Schwifty beat me to it smile

SomethingLikeFlying Tue 17-Jan-17 02:54:47

Yep I can hear them tweeting away right now.

IggyPopsicle Tue 17-Jan-17 03:08:12

Last month, you wouldn't hear them until about 7am. Now, they are on the go from 3am onwards.

Mind you, I'm glad I don't live by the coast anymore. The screeching seagulls were a pain in the arse.

MoonshineJungle Tue 17-Jan-17 04:11:18

Our neighbour has a cockerel that has timing issues, he starts around 3 and carried on all day

OldBooks Tue 17-Jan-17 04:14:34

I can hear birds now, sat up with DD who apparently cannot sleep unless she is in my lap hmm I was thinking it was odd as it is still dark but the street light explanation makes sense

foxyloxy78 Tue 17-Jan-17 09:22:19

Thanks all for your suggestions last night. I will get earplugs today and some white noise. How annoying those birds are.shock

Schwifty Tue 17-Jan-17 10:00:33

Hope you're not too knackered today Foxy! Glad the other ladies agreed and I like the streetlight explanation. Fingers crossed it works for you, do let us know and have a brew to keep you going!

foxyloxy78 Tue 17-Jan-17 10:39:27

I will keep you posted. Plenty of coffee for me today. Thanks again all. flowers

Ginkypig Tue 17-Jan-17 10:42:43

It's funny because Iv just been talking to dp about this.

The birds go to bed at sundown but are tweeting from 2am onwards round here, it's like every tree is having a party!

Hope the earplugs work out foxy.

KateNico93 Tue 17-Jan-17 10:48:40

Take their smartphones away.

mynellie Tue 17-Jan-17 13:00:41

This is what they call it and why my hubby keeps birds and are a often cooing in what we call dark

Birds sing at that time because of what is called “false dawn” where the light from the sun just barely touches the atmosphere and there is a slight haze to the morning sky that is almost unnoticable

foxyloxy78 Wed 18-Jan-17 06:58:00

Morning all. Pleased to report the earbuds worked a treat! grin

Schwifty Thu 19-Jan-17 18:29:26

Hooray Foxy! What did you listen to, if anything?

JuanPotatoTwo Thu 19-Jan-17 18:46:16

I must introduce you to my ds2 foxy. He's forever complaining about the birds waking him up - the difference is that this is apparently all my fault. So please accept my apologies and I'll do my best to shut them up smile

SparkyStar84 Thu 19-Jan-17 19:21:24

I think it's pretty calming, I might be a minority in that one. But people pay money to have relaxing sounds on CD.

CouldntMakeThisShitUp Thu 19-Jan-17 20:07:31

knock out the street lights and porch lights on the street and they'll shut up grin

i feel so sorry for them. i grew up living on main road and although my current home is tucked away i've still got streetlights.

There's always one or two wittering away grin
If you listen closely enough you can hear the exhaustion in their chirps, and the disharmony in their melody. it's like listening to a grumpy pensioner with no teeth grin grin

foxyloxy78 Sat 21-Jan-17 17:16:23

I have been sleeping with earplugs every night and it has been amazing. Even drowns out my DH's snoring! grin. I don't mind the sound of chirping birds. Just at night when it is silent and you're trying to sleep lol.

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