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05-11-2016 03:47 PM
Pirate Huntress 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.
05-06-2016 06:02 AM
gsmithhart 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.
06-03-2015 11:09 AM
no whey jose It's almost impressive.
06-03-2015 10:54 AM
Beautiful Joe
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Originally Posted by Docbanana View Post
Lol you showed up to rant about a thread from 2008?
Yup. Some serious anger issues here.
06-02-2015 10:43 PM
Docbanana 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.
06-02-2015 11:43 AM
1badbird
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.
06-25-2013 03:25 PM
jumpingspider22
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Originally Posted by smalleah View Post


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...

06-24-2013 05:59 AM
C Skye Lemon

It's definitely just you.

03-17-2013 07:39 AM
dawnalicia

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.

 

dp

06-26-2012 09:34 PM
LedBoots 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
06-26-2012 07:17 PM
Savvington
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Originally Posted by VoicelessDidact View Post
I tried using a hose, an owl, throwing oranges at it (we have several trees) and the bird won't leave.

 

...what the ****? laugh.gif

06-26-2012 11:45 AM
peace

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

 

06-12-2012 03:58 AM
VoicelessDidact

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.

06-05-2012 09:40 AM
Ginamarie Lauro

My mocking bird is chasing my cats !!! Its starting to bug me :(

05-28-2012 07:04 PM
anonymous

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.

10-20-2011 12:30 PM
Earthling Well there's a blast from the past! A few faces I miss and a few I was happy to have forgotten about
05-11-2008 08:26 AM
smalleah
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Originally Posted by rabid_child View Post

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.
05-10-2008 03:17 PM
Bof
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Originally Posted by SomebodyElse View Post

If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all? I wish you'd listened to your mum too.



Dark kitchen utensils come to mind here.
05-10-2008 02:11 PM
SomebodyElse
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Originally Posted by Bof View Post

I wish I'd listened to what my mum said.

If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all? I wish you'd listened to your mum too.
05-09-2008 10:55 PM
Bof
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Originally Posted by Kiz View Post

That's for me to know and you to find out, as my mum would say.



I wish I'd listened to what my mum said.
05-09-2008 10:28 PM
Kiz That's for me to know and you to find out, as my mum would say.
05-09-2008 10:19 PM
Bof
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Originally Posted by Kiz View Post

People really shouldn't take half the things I say as seriously as they do.



Which half?
05-09-2008 08:53 PM
Kiz Heh, I was being tongue in cheek, too. People really shouldn't take half the things I say as seriously as they do.
05-09-2008 08:39 PM
Tofu-N-Sprouts Well, I realize running the bird out isn't vegan friendly, I was responding more to R_C's tongue-in-cheek comment i.e. she wasn't trying to "kill a mocking bird" ...........though..... she DID comment on wanting to strangle it which, would indeed be "killing" it, which would not be vegan at all.



Never mind, it's not worth the bother to explain ...
05-09-2008 06:31 PM
Kiz TNS, if she's hell bent on driving native boards from their place of residence it's not exactly "vegan friendly".



I immediately thought of this old thread, https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ht=mockingbird when I saw this new thread posted. VeganJoe made a very similar topic in order to make a point, then hey, low and behold, someone comes along making a very similar topic with a straight face.
05-09-2008 03:52 PM
Tofu-N-Sprouts
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Originally Posted by rabid_child View Post

Are you asking how to kill a mockingbird?

I think she's trying to re-write it as a vegan-friendly story.
05-09-2008 06:06 AM
rabid_child Are you asking how to kill a mockingbird?
05-08-2008 11:11 PM
Bof
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Originally Posted by hoodedclawjen View Post


if you're worried about not hearing the alarm with earplugs in, you could try some kind of vibrating alarm (ok, nobody make any weird jokes).... you can get one for about $20+ and put it under your pillow.



There are wrist watches that wake you around a given time, but when your sleep pattern is at the right stage for gentle waking (Rem, Rom, Ram or whatever) but what I'd like is one of those dawn simulator lights that increases in intensity over quite a long period. I'll find links later, maybe.
05-08-2008 10:00 PM
jeneticallymodified we have canadian geese on the lake outside my window. i hear them squabbling and chatting and having little discussions and indulging in friendly banter with each other periodically through the night.



its quite funny to imagine what they're saying to each other. after a while you do get used to it. it seems quiet when they're not there now. i understand how it might be annoying too, but they do kind of have a right to be there.



if you're worried about not hearing the alarm with earplugs in, you could try some kind of vibrating alarm (ok, nobody make any weird jokes).... you can get one for about $20+ and put it under your pillow.
05-08-2008 08:54 PM
Kiz
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Originally Posted by smalleah View Post

The past few nights there has been a mockingbird outside my window singing away from about 12:00 to 4:00 AM! I'm trying to sleep! My mom and I went outside and threw a big cup full of water and some bits of mulch into the bush/tree to try to scare it away but it has been back two nights in a row. What can I do?

I want to strangle the bird!!!



Your mum doesn't sound like a very nice person. And I thought I was intolerant! The bird probably lives there. Birds are lovely, just suck it up and put up with it. Just put the pillow over your ears to block the sound and suck it up. Sooner or later you'll get used to it and won't even hear it.



A change of attitude might help, as Bof said. Instead of "what a racket", go to "WOW! I have birds outside! How sweet is that?" When I moved from the inner city (almost no birds) to wear I am now (bird city) I was woken every morning by the birds. Those things can be louder than any alarm clock. After a while it just became like traffic noise at my old place, something I slept right through. If you are upset at one mocking bird you should try 20 cockatoos in a screaming match with a pair of kookaburras. Kookaburras are the worst. Not only are they noisy they are rude buggers, always laughing at your bed hair and daggy nightgown.
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