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Old Thursday 5th February 2009, 16:58   #1
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Unhappy nocturnal bird

helo my name is Christine I live in Bradford West Yorkshire, I have a bit of a problem I live in a house with a flat roof, and I keep getting woke up by something making a noise on my roof ,I was wondering if it could be some sort of nocturnal bird one with quite big feet.
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Hi Christine and welcome on behalf of the Staff and Moderators

I'm sure you will enjoy it here - as to the possible bird... a Gull maybe? Try and remember to have a look at dusk and see what might be roosting on the roof.

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Old Thursday 5th February 2009, 17:49   #4
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helo my name is Christine I live in Bradford West Yorkshire, I have a bit of a problem I live in a house with a flat roof, and I keep getting woke up by something making a noise on my roof ,I was wondering if it could be some sort of nocturnal bird one with quite big feet.
Hi,

are you sure, it's a bird?
Maybe it must be a mart (or a big tomcat)
Without joking, I guess it could be an owl, especially a barn owl - but I don't think that other species of nocturnal birds prefer a flat place for resting.

Any other meaning?

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I guess it could be an owl, especially a barn owl - but I don't think that other species of nocturnal birds prefer a flat place for resting.

Any other meaning?

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While certainly a possibility, Barn Owl resting on a roof in Bradford (which is quite an urban area) might be less likely than a Gull, as Delia suggests - Gulls do like any kind of roof and tend to be noisy at night and they tend to like our urban rooftops.

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While certainly a possibility, Barn Owl resting on a roof in Bradford (which is quite an urban area) might be less likely than a Gull, as Delia suggests - Gulls do like any kind of roof and tend to be noisy at night and they tend to like our urban rooftops.

Welcome to BF, Christine
OK, I am living in the heart of the continent, far from the sea, so I got no much experiment with gulls
Let's see, what will be the solution
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We do have lots of gulls here and I was looking out of my window one cold snowy night about midnight and I saw a big white bird fly in front of the street light, it wasn't a gull the wings were much too wide. Where I live I look out onto lots of tall trees, it used to be all woodlands but a lot of trees have been replaced by houses.
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Could you describe the noise?
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