Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Tuesday 18th May 2004, 04:59   #1
Applied
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2
Loud bird at night in Connecticut

In a tree nearby the bedroom window there's a bird that seems to start singing at night time. It'll go til at least 3 in the morning, possibly later. It wakes me up quite a few times at night. Is there any way of getting it to stop staying at this tree, without taking it down?
Applied is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 18th May 2004, 06:35   #2
cuckooroller
Registered User
 
cuckooroller's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Amelia, Italy
Posts: 4,914
Use ear plugs. I'm sure that sooner or later the bird will disappear of it's own volition. Regardless of the annoyance must we be so inured to the little surprises of nature to have to consider drastic measures???
__________________
________________
Steve Pryor
Oriental Bird Club
Neotropical Bird Club
cuckooroller is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 18th May 2004, 06:45   #3
Rasmus Boegh
BF member
 
Rasmus Boegh's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: right next door
Posts: 3,812
Here are your possibilities:

1) Cut the tree down, and hope it isn't a bird that sings from the ground!
2) Get your house better insulated.
3) Sleep with ear-plugs.
4) Get up when in starts to sing, open the window and scare it away. Repeat this practise until it get's the clue (which it may never)!

Basically, as you may understand from the above, there really isn't much you can do!

Whatever the case, it can be annoying if something keeps on making a loud noice throughout the night. But regarding birds outside your bedroom window: I think the birds already won that fight!

...and welcome to BirdForum

Last edited by Rasmus Boegh : Tuesday 18th May 2004 at 06:51.
Rasmus Boegh is offline  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2008
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Tuesday 18th May 2004, 12:37   #4
Charles Harper
Régisseur
 
Charles Harper's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 2,313
... I'll bet it's a mockingbird...
__________________
... al with-oute, the mewe is peynted grene, In which were peynted alle thise false foules, As beth thise tidifs, tercelets, and oules,... and pyes....
Kantorilode: Birds of Japan
.
Charles Harper is offline  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Tuesday 18th May 2004, 12:52   #5
gthang
Ford Focus Fanatic: mmmmmm... 3.1415926535.....
 
gthang's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: 100 Miles N of NYC
Posts: 1,762
I'm hearing-impaired so naturally, i sleep like a baby.

Anyway, if we were given a description of the song, maybe we could help you even more.
__________________
To browse some of my photos: <Links will open in new window(s)/tab(s)>
My BirdForum Gallery
My Flickr Gallery

Last 2007 year bird/lifer: Lapland Longspur (#51/136)
Last 2008 lifer: Red-Headed Woodpecker (#137)
gthang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 18th May 2004, 13:38   #6
Darren Oakley-Martin
________________

 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bedfordshire
Posts: 1,652
Live with it, I say. As we have conditioned ourselves to live with the mechanised, industrial urban hum.

I know what I'd prefer to fall asleep listening to.

Regards,
__________________
Darren
Darren Oakley-Martin is offline  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004 2005
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Tuesday 18th May 2004, 13:41   #7
Charles Harper
Régisseur
 
Charles Harper's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 2,313
.. and so do we...
__________________
... al with-oute, the mewe is peynted grene, In which were peynted alle thise false foules, As beth thise tidifs, tercelets, and oules,... and pyes....
Kantorilode: Birds of Japan
.
Charles Harper is offline  
Reply With Quote
BF Supporter 2004
Click here to Support BirdForum
Old Tuesday 18th May 2004, 17:53   #8
Applied
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2
i'll try to get a sound clip of it...
Applied is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP! Wild baby bird not found by parents iniowa Birds & Birding 2 Wednesday 4th June 2008 04:34
getting started in birdwatching (longish) MikeMules Tips For New Birders 14 Thursday 12th January 2006 16:03
Night singing bird in Maryland woods mpemburn Bird Identification Q&A 3 Sunday 16th May 2004 10:48
Loud bird singing at night in London clongwor Bird Identification Q&A 18 Wednesday 4th February 2004 00:38
Least Flycatcher in Iceland - new bird for WP Edward Birds & Birding 28 Saturday 11th October 2003 18:28

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.15375090 seconds with 17 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 00:04.