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To open my bedroom window at 3am and scream Fuck Off at a cuckoo?

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Nubbled Tue 26-May-20 10:58:50

Three am, and it's cuckoo, cuckoo. Bastarding bird looking for a mate with which to produce a satanic love child.
It's either that or burn the tree down.

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Iwalkinmyclothing Tue 26-May-20 11:00:04

Yanbu at all
Fucking birds and their birdsong
A lifetime of insomnia has given me a real hatred of birds

Flowersinthewild Tue 26-May-20 11:00:18

grin the only people you upset by doing that at 3am is your neighbours...the cuckoo will not be fazed I’m afraid! flowers

Nottherealslimshady Tue 26-May-20 11:03:47

God I love hearing birds when I'm in bed!

YouAreTheEggManIAmTheWalrus Tue 26-May-20 11:07:18

If I were to imagine what a person in meltdown might look like, I think screaming fuck off at a cuckoo at 3am is up there with the best imagery.

Ear plugs and Kalms...

Or a spud gun.

Windyatthebeach Tue 26-May-20 11:08:39

I once threw a flip flop up on our roof at a seagull!!

Nubbled Tue 26-May-20 11:10:30

I'm very lucky, I don't actually have neighbours. I like hearing bird song, but cuckooing at 3am is just too much, especially as we all know what the demonic offspring will do to baby song birds.

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Cantaloupeisland Tue 26-May-20 11:33:18

Magpies start kicking off round here from about 4am, chattering like mad. Then about six million sparrows come and sit in one bush and have a nice chat. Sometimes pigeons come and actually land right outside the window on the balcony and start cooing and flapping at each other. It's like a bloody invasion grin

thatmustbenigelwiththebrie Tue 26-May-20 11:50:45

YABU, Cuckoos have a lovely song and increasingly rare.

AlCalavicci Tue 26-May-20 12:01:36

I have a telegraph pole right outside my house , every morning I get starling sparrows on the wires and pigeons on the roof of the house next to it , no problem at all but over the past few days a sodding magpie has decide that my window sill is the perfect place to sit and have a chat with his friend on the opposite of the road , the noisy fecker is driving me mad and my kitten tries to throw himself through the closed window repeatedly till the bird buggers off

I8toys Tue 26-May-20 12:22:52

This made me laugh. Its automatic that at around 4am I get out of bed and close the window because of the bastarding birds. I love them when I'm awake but at daybreak - the feathery feckers!

GCAcademic Tue 26-May-20 12:26:06

YABVU. You should count yourself bloody lucky to even hear a cuckoo. We haven't heard one around here for around ten years, and it's a very rural area.

Picklypickles Tue 26-May-20 12:31:15

YABU, you should get out of bed open the window and enthusiastically join in. We have several very noisy owls out the back of our house and they've all been screeching and hooting at each other from across the tree tops every night for weeks now, I love hearing them!

Mrsjayy Tue 26-May-20 12:34:04

It's the wood pigeon here 4 am Its up and about full of the joys <sigh>

NumbsMet Tue 26-May-20 12:54:29

shock that's birdism!!

Oldsu Tue 26-May-20 12:57:01

I live by a river and the fucking ducks drive me mad especially when my neighbour distributes bread based products first thing in the morning, its not just the quacking but the fighting

FOJN Tue 26-May-20 12:58:16

So glad I'm a deep sleeper.

Sorry, not helpful. grin

Youngatheart00 Tue 26-May-20 12:58:35

Yeah the birds round here start singing about 3:30am 🙀 it’s ok if you’re asleep but if you get up for a wee it’s hard to zone them out, and it’s way too muggy to close windows

BlingLoving Tue 26-May-20 13:03:19

I don't mind birdsong usually. But... our fridge, if it's left open too long, makes an annoying beeping noice to alert you. Unfortunately, our fridge regularly does this ALSO in the middle of the night because (we think) it is impossible to get it 100% level. So I sometimes get woken up by this repetitive freaking beeping and have to go downstairs to turn it off.

But there's one bird, no idea what kind, that has the EXACT SAME repetitive call. I was out of bed and half way down the stairs the other day before I realised it was the bloody bird (the fridge beeps three times in each sequence, the bird usually does 4 and occasionally 5, which is the only difference).

It has woken me up a number of times because I am programmed to solve this problem. Drives me mad.

dottiedodah Tue 26-May-20 13:11:34

I feel for you .however lovely Birdsong normally is 3am is not a good time!

Afternoonteaandicecream Tue 26-May-20 13:13:43

Can we why that would be annoying but I am quite jealous as used to hear cuckoos all the time as a child and haven't heard them for years. I think they have been in decline for a while now 😞

Furries Tue 26-May-20 13:20:23

I love hearing the cuckoo, feel lucky to hear it. However, haven’t heard it at 3am, so we obviously have a respectful one in these parts! Whenever I hear it, it reminds me of my Nan as she’d always say:

The cuckoo comes in April
She sings her song in May
She dips her tune in the middle of June
And in July she flies away

Only around 6 weeks to go and then you’ll have peace again !

Sparklesocks Tue 26-May-20 13:21:21

I understand your frustration, I keep getting woken up by birdsong every morning between 4.30-45. It’s not the general song that wakes me up, but there seems to be one which squawks/shrieks and that seems to cut through! Not sure what type of bird it is but none of the others sound like it..

SerenDippitty Tue 26-May-20 13:29:33

We have two wood pigeons who like to sit on our chimney and shout down it.

pigsDOfly Tue 26-May-20 13:32:15

We had a cuckoo visiting in my local area for a couple of weeks. I loved seeing it sitting in the tree in my garden or the gardens across the way.

I even forgave it when it woke me at 5.15 several mornings running.

They're so rare and you hear them for such a short time also I've never seen one close to before.

But they are incredibly loud. I imagine they woke your neighbours as well.

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