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Old Wednesday 25th July 2007, 10:06   #1
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Wink Call yourself a birdwatcher??????

Hi all,
For the past few weeks as I've been walking through the village I've been hearing very odd birdsong coming from someone's back garden.
I've been coming home and going through my bird books and listening to my CD's all to no avail?
This bird must be a real rarity I've been thinking!
A first for this area maybe??
Then this morning as I was walking the same road and I heard the song again.....so clear and again like nothing I'd ever heard before???
As I drew level with the garden where it always seems to be the loudest I notice that some work is being done and that the side gate and fences are down enabling me to see........
.......a huge aviary full of Parrots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Wednesday 25th July 2007, 10:32   #2
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LOL!! How embarrassing that could have been if you'd reported this strange sounding bird! Glad you solved the mystery.
I heard some unfamiliar calls whilst up a hill recently. Soon realised they were coming from a farm where they probably had all sorts of geese and chickens etc! Oh well.
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Old Wednesday 25th July 2007, 12:17   #3
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Hi Ruth,

It happens to us all sooner or later, we hear something that sounds different and.......

I've got 2 (at least) rules for that.

1. If it's in someone's garden or farm etc I assume it's a captive or domestic.

2. If I'm in a wood I follow Bill Oddie's comment 'Anything that you hear that you don't recognise is a Great Tit'

Still, I like Parrots.

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Hi all,
For the past few weeks as I've been walking through the village I've been hearing very odd birdsong coming from someone's back garden.
I've been coming home and going through my bird books and listening to my CD's all to no avail?
This bird must be a real rarity I've been thinking!
A first for this area maybe??
Then this morning as I was walking the same road and I heard the song again.....so clear and again like nothing I'd ever heard before???
As I drew level with the garden where it always seems to be the loudest I notice that some work is being done and that the side gate and fences are down enabling me to see........
.......a huge aviary full of Parrots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ha ha Ruth! I wonder if they were all called Polly
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Old Wednesday 25th July 2007, 12:36   #5
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Lol Ruth!

As Kezza says, at least you didn't report it! But hey, just wait for the day when it does happen, and there's no aviary nearby!
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Ha ha Ruth! I wonder if they were all called Polly
Well if they were they hadn't put the kettle on when I got home!!!
They were probably all saying "who's a silly girl then"!!!!
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You gave me a good giggle there, Ruth!
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Old Sunday 29th July 2007, 08:09   #8
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You gave me a good giggle there, Ruth!
Thanks Kits,yes I had a good laugh about it myself!
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Old Sunday 29th July 2007, 18:54   #9
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Oh Ruth, hee-hee-hee, it'snice to know it's not just beginners like me that make these sort of gaffes! LOL
Thanks for sharing your embarrassment, very brave of you.
My Best to You Ruth,
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Old Tuesday 31st July 2007, 07:26   #10
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Oh Ruth, hee-hee-hee, it'snice to know it's not just beginners like me that make these sort of gaffes! LOL
Ha ha,.....no it's not just beginners Judo...good to hear from you!
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