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To think NO blackbird should be THAT happy at 4am

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Kimi Mon 22-Jun-09 08:22:05

Dawn chorus, more like the royal philharmonic outside the window......

gingernutlover Mon 22-Jun-09 08:22:52

want to borrow an air rifle?

differentID Mon 22-Jun-09 08:24:23

of course you are being very unreasonable, Kimi. I love the dawn chorus!

GodzillasBumcheek Mon 22-Jun-09 08:41:13

Blackbird song is lovely.


Buy some earplugs (or a very very small roll of duct tape)!

thumbwitch Mon 22-Jun-09 08:42:41

grin - ahh, if you were a blackbird and it was a lovely sunny day and the sun had just come up - you'd sing like a wotsit as well, you know you would!
YABU, grumpy ol' Kimi! grin

dawntigga Mon 22-Jun-09 09:22:29

YANBU in the least! I'm gutted I'm not allowed to use my bow on the noisy blighters!


seeker Mon 22-Jun-09 09:27:00

Think yourself lucky - we've got a manically cheerful cuckoo. We call him Derek, and imagine him going to parties in novelty ties and musical socks.

stealthsquiggle Mon 22-Jun-09 09:28:09

YANB(V)U to wish they would go and be cheerful somewhere else. I have to admit my main reaction when baby sparrows start yelling for their breakfast about 6" from our bedroom window is one of fellow feeling for the parents (then I get up and shut the window and go back to sleep grin)

Doodle2u Mon 22-Jun-09 09:28:21

Will have to agree with OP on this one. We've got chickens and they're 10 times worse and as for the local Wood Pigeon population - what I'd give for a one cannon salute to scare the little critters off once and for all!

thumbwitch Mon 22-Jun-09 09:39:19

ahh now, if it were chickens I'd be agreeing with the OP, no problem. Ditto woodpigeons - I used to have one of them sitting on my chimney pot and yelling down it at all hours - I yelled back a few times! blush

frostyfingers Mon 22-Jun-09 10:21:16

We have bats rustling about half the night, and then the *** sparrows start line dancing on the gutter above my bedroom window at 3.30am, followed by the rest of them.

I hate house sparrows, they've nicked all the house martins nests, they're terribly bad at housework - all sorts of bits of bedding hanging down from the stolen nests, and then because they're too heavy for the house martin nests the bottoms fall out as the babies get bigger and their corpses are on the floor - yuk, yuk. I've put boxes up for house martins and sparrows and they're both ignoring them.

seeker Mon 22-Jun-09 10:45:27

Derek the cuckoo cuckooes at random times during the day as well - he'll do one - then wait, then a group, then another one......I'm lying in bed twitching while I wait for the next cuck!

stealthsquiggle Mon 22-Jun-09 11:06:41

seeker he's threatened - you are supposed to appreciate his being around grin.

Rubyrubyrubyinthegame Mon 22-Jun-09 11:09:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

seeker Mon 22-Jun-09 11:37:15

so bloody right he's threatened........!

Kimi Mon 22-Jun-09 19:02:34

Bow and arrow might do the trick, of maybe I could throw the cat at it grin

LadyGlencoraPalliser Mon 22-Jun-09 22:17:41

I'll lend you our cats for a bit, they've run out of wildlife to decimate round our way.

MarmadukeScarlet Mon 22-Jun-09 22:26:06

Well I've got a mad woodpecker. I live in an oast house, above my bedroom is the pointy roof bit leading to the cowl like this

From 4 am every morning the woodpecker tried to peck his way through the top of the cowl, luckily for me it is made of plastic so he cannot get through, unluckily it sounds like a machine gun and echoes nicely down through the attic spack like a loudhaler.

Earplugs anyone??

golgi Mon 22-Jun-09 22:30:36

Something sits outside my window and goes



then stops just long enough for me to think "phew, it's finished", then starts up again.

I think I might get a red kite to sit on the chimney.

Stayed in a caravan last weekend - the little beasts were tap-dancing on the roof from first light.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 22-Jun-09 22:30:46

First its the blackbirds, then the woodpigeons take over. I awoke the other morning thinking that a couple of blokes were talking loudly outside my bedroom window, but it was the pigeons being peculiarly chatty.

And the occasional pheasant or partridge squawk thrown in for good measure.

I'm just glad we don't have any peacocks nearby!

(but I'm a bit sorry the tawny owl seems to have gone - that was nice and at the right end of the day.)

giraffesCantRunA10k Mon 22-Jun-09 23:16:01

YABU - be thankful its not giant killer "sea" gulls

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 22-Jun-09 23:19:40

"Think yourself lucky - we've got a manically cheerful cuckoo. We call him Derek, and imagine him going to parties in novelty ties and musical socks"


knockedgymnast Mon 22-Jun-09 23:38:22

grin kimi

When we had an 'earth-quake' (by earthquake's standards, it was nothing major) down here, the birds all started singing at midnight. Now that was scary. You could tell that they were in distress and I wondered whether it was a warning.

Something out of a Hitchcock thriller, me thinks...

Give me a dawn chorus anyday!!

weblette Tue 23-Jun-09 00:12:14

Thanks to ds3's crap sleeping I can confirm that 3.45am is actually the preferred start time for Mr Bloody Chirpy Blackbird round here.

As for Mr Ruddy Randy Wood Pigeon at 3.50.... aaaaaaaaaargh. I may take to throwing things at the roof.

Kimi Tue 23-Jun-09 07:21:06

Ok it is war....3 frigging 30 this morning it starts....

Right can;t talk now going to superglue the bird table and once I have it stuck and captive I shall blast the little sod with cat stevens, pussycat dolls and the likes.

/gets pot of glue and storms in to garden in sleep deprived rage!!!!!!!

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