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#31 Old 05-10-2008, 04:17 PM
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#32 Old 05-11-2008, 09:26 AM
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Are you asking how to kill a mockingbird?

Nah. I felt like strangling it but obviously I didn't resort to violence. I just threw some water and a few mulch chips into the tree. I couldn't even even see where the bird was - my intention was to scare it away before it made that tree a permanent residence. There are plenty of other trees in the area that are further away from my bedroom window.

After a long rainy night - the bird hasn't come back. Hopefully he found a better place to make his permanent residence.
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Even with earbuds in at full volume (which makes it harder to sleep by the way), or earplugs, fingers, etc, the fan on high, ac on, and windows closed with pillows in front of it, it's still loud and clear. None of these suggestions help me. It's terrorizing my yard and making me have many sleepless nights. I got a bad lumbar back strain on Saturday so I need my sleep to heal (and can't be on ladders or anything). Buying a water gun tomorrow.. >:(

 

~ also, if it we're singing that would still be annoying but better at least. This lil **** is making a very loud, strangled chirping noise that sounds like a frog or car alarm. Makes me jump when I hear it.

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#35 Old 06-05-2012, 10:40 AM
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My mocking bird is chasing my cats !!! Its starting to bug me :(

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Those of you suggesting that a Mockingbird's nocturnal nonstop screaming is beautiful have clearly NEVER had to deal with one.  I'm an animal lover that would be happy if this incredible niusance would permanantly leave - and I don't care how it happens.  I tried using a hose, an owl, throwing oranges at it (we have several trees) and the bird won't leave. 

 

If you haven't had several nights of lost sleep due to a Mockingbird's songs, suggestions of tolerance make you look ridiculous to those that have.

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Call this cat. *Warning - doesn't end well for the bird.*

 


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I tried using a hose, an owl, throwing oranges at it (we have several trees) and the bird won't leave.

 

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This for some reason is making me laugh so hard. Oranges.grin.gif We have mockingbirds in the yard, and the sheer volume they can achieve is ridiculous. It's usually in the spring that they sing so frequently and at night, and then they calm down and go back to chasing everything around.

Right now I am dealing with shrill tree frogs (so tiny to be so loud!) due to the nearly foot of rain we've had over the past few days. It sounds like a rain forest around here. blush.gif I use a white noise machine between the window and my bed which helps muffle the racket. grin.gif
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Greetings!

I have an answer for you. If the bird is singing at night, shine a bright, high-powered light on him (for example, a hunting spotlight). We did this to a night-singing mockingbird. First he went silent, confused. Then he flew off. He came back, and my husband shone the bright light on him one more time. He never came back.

 

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It's definitely just you.

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Nah. I felt like strangling it but obviously I didn't resort to violence. I just threw some water and a few mulch chips into the tree. I couldn't even even see where the bird was - my intention was to scare it away before it made that tree a permanent residence. There are plenty of other trees in the area that are further away from my bedroom window.

After a long rainy night - the bird hasn't come back. Hopefully he found a better place to make his permanent residence.

It was a reference to the novel...

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To Kill A Mockingbird

Anyone who claims to enjoy the piercing shrills (it is NOT a song) ALL NIGHT and day long from these obnoxious birds, is either nearly deaf, crazy as a loon, a liar, OR someone who has never been forced to live round-the-clock with this problem. Do you also enjoy your neighbor's car alarms sounding off all through the night and screaming death metal parties outside your bedroom window? Do your neighbors have a right to intrude on your peace, well-being and livelihood? No, of course they don't! And humans are just as much a part of nature. And for those of you who claim that it is the bird's territory and they have a right to be in my yard...WRONG! This Mockingbird didn't plant or water MY trees and it doesn't pay my property taxes! I want it evicted! You can call me an animal hater if you'd like, but you are wrong again. I love all the other birds here and that's why I haven't attempted to poison it... yet, as it would be a shame to possibly end up killing the other birds as well. You can throw your vegan lifestyle around but you won't influence me by touting your 'better-than-thou' opinion. Whether I'm vegan or not has nothing to do with this... I have no desire to eat the bird. So go squish the spiders & flies in your house. What really does bother me is the continual sleep deprivation night after night after night. It is also aggravating to read the patronizing and belittling comments whilst I attempt to find any possible solution under the sun to deal humanely with this terrible nuisance! I purchased earplugs, a fan & leave the tv to try to drown out the noise, but to no avail. I then resorted to purchasing a super soaker and placed shiny objects & plastic bags in the trees. Nothing seems to persuade this nuisance to move away from my property to yours, where they are apparently so very welcomed. If you were a farmer and birds were destroying your crops, your livelihood, your ability to support your family, I'm fairly certain you would be greatly inclined to rid your fields of the culprits. Even the cats and the crows here are being terrorized and the red tail hawk I so enjoyed has left. So stop being patronizing, self-righteous snits. This bird is now affecting my ability to perform my job and support my household. You've just made me realize that there seems to be no viable solution anyone can come up with other than the purchase and use of a bird rifle. Thanks for your help.
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Lol you showed up to rant about a thread from 2008? Okay......and for the record a mockingbird singing all night is a male who lacks a mate and is singing to attract one. Poor guy just needs a lady friend, so don't chase them all away and make the problem worse.
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#45 Old 06-03-2015, 11:54 AM
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Lol you showed up to rant about a thread from 2008?
Yup. Some serious anger issues here.
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#47 Old 05-06-2016, 07:02 AM
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I have a mockingbird that starts loudly singing at exactly 6:30 on the dot every morning without fail. I found the perfect solution!! I downloaded a white noise app and set it to the brown noise mode. It completely blocks the mockingbird! Coundn't believe how well it worked.
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#48 Old 05-11-2016, 04:47 PM
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What's up with your anger towards vegans? xD
I've listened to birds chirp early morning my entire life. It hasn't prevented me from sleeping. Stress does. I've even heard roosters at 3am when I lived in Chicago.

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