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Newly Heard Birdsong during Lockdown

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Topic: Newly Heard Birdsong during Lockdown
Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Subject: Newly Heard Birdsong during Lockdown
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2020 at 6:13am
Now that those of us in urban environments are free to some extent of the background buzz of transport, industry and other man-made sounds, I’m sure we’re also freer to listen to nature’s own chorus. If you’re experiencing new, hitherto unheard avian aural sensations, please share with us on these very pages. Yesterday I believe I was regaled by the dulcet tones of a nightingale, resting leisurely in my back garden.

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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2020 at 9:51am
Funny you mention that, 3 days ago, and again today, I noticed bird chatter that I’m not familiar with.
My renter told me the Orioles are back on the property, I saw the bushtits out with their babies yesterday( made sure that our murderous farm cat was it the house) At any given time, especially this time of year, you can’t go 30 seconds without hearing bird chatter where I live, I witnessed 3 times... A Cooper’s hawk killing mockingbirds in our big oak tree, saw a crow slamming its beak into a dead rat, up in one of our pine tree’s last week....you might know by now, I’m a casual bird watcher, have been since I was young.....Never have I experienced living in a big city- the lack of noise must be pretty darn unusual for you.


Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 12:15am
Kinda grim. The other day I heard a shriek out in the field & looked out the window to see a raven taking a baby squirrel while the mother tried in vain to fight it off. I like the ravens (we see the same two of them every day) while squirrels are overly plentiful & often create a nuisance. This was sad though.


Posted By: Mainwaring
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 3:29am
The circle of life!


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 10:13am
anyone know the one that goes like

tweetweetweeTWEETWEEP and then a pause and QUARBLEQUARBLE?




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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 10:32am
Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

anyone know the one that goes like

tweetweetweeTWEETWEEP and then a pause and QUARBLEQUARBLE?




Can’t say I do, I can imagine you having some species that I’m not familiar with, seeing how Oregon deep you are.
I’m going to do a little investigative reporting, I want to see if the English sparrows still live down at the donut shop, 10 miles from my place. English sparrows thrived at the old style McDonalds, they had Spanish style roofing tiles that made
It -the ideal nesting place for English sparrows....Here in the suburbs, the native California sparrow is king.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 10:49am
I confuse the shit out of the male ring neck doves that live on my property, I can mimic 3 of their calls. No BS


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 11:06am
If they’re genuinely English, they will love doughnuts, McDonalds and the Spanish colonial style. They will probably chirp louder than the natives and attempt to impose their own culture and values rather than integrating with them. Having said that, those Californians probably like having things their own way and don’t take too kindly to outsiders in their habitat so it will be an interesting phenomenon to observe.

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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 11:26am
It was my fathers favorite donut shop, these little fuckers were so plump, they would fly onto the table and wait
For you to break off a piece for them- you or anyone else notice this at your fast food places? I’m assuming that
The English sparrow is from England, I’ll look into this after work.

Good one Maynard


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 3:47pm


Just sirens

Just hearing sirens

We are safe after last nights naders, but 2o2o needs to chill...


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2020 at 1:54am
Take care, bob dale!

Hummingbird chirps (mostly Anas) are plainly audible in SF- they are usually drowned out by traffic except in very large parks or sheltered gardens.
Ravens are always audible, but have really been basking in the spotlight since things have quieted down. It’s a joy to watch their antics, but if they set up shop outside your window for too long you do find yourself standing near the window fondling an old boot thoughtfully.


Posted By: LazyS
Date Posted: 01 May 2020 at 12:12pm
frequent chirping at 2 am recently. any ideas?

during the day is usually sirens and had the deafening sound of the blue angels flying over yesterday... or was it the day before


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 01 May 2020 at 2:01pm
Originally posted by LazyS LazyS wrote:

frequent chirping at 2 am recently. any ideas?

during the day is usually sirens and had the deafening sound of the blue angels flying over yesterday... or was it the day before


Mocking birds are going all night long around my place, I think this is seasonal, but I’m not sure?


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 01 May 2020 at 4:05pm
Reporting live, from the Main Street donut shop in Santa Ana
English house sparrow habitat- Intact.
Picture report coming soon.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 02 May 2020 at 5:40am
I saw a peacock in my neighbour’s garden - he was taking selfies to show off his expensive threads on an Internet clothing forum!

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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 02 May 2020 at 10:54am
Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

I saw a peacock in my neighbour’s garden - he was taking selfies to show off his expensive threads on an Internet clothing forum!



I’m kind of digging these new multi subject threads, my friends told me about the time they were out camping, they were so
High- they mistook the sounds of a peacock, for a baby crying. Years ago, my Aunt had 2 peacocks, they crap all over the place, and in large amounts, she had to get rid of them when one flew onto their new race car body and scratched the living crap out of it....Our local park has at least 10 of them- roaming around.

Neighbor taking selfie’s- ok
Neighbor on a denim forum.

I’m going with B.....final bullshit


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 2:02am
Whilst enjoying my early morning cuppa and gazing out of the kitchen window, I noticed a flash of black and blue in the garden and heard loud cawing. There was a large, sinister looking black bird - and here’s the strange part - wearing a pair of miniature jeans. I think it was a denimcro’.

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Helixing my inner beanie


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 7:46am
Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

Whilst enjoying my early morning cuppa and gazing out of the kitchen window, I noticed a flash of black and blue in the garden and heard loud cawing. There was a large, sinister looking black bird - and here’s the strange part - wearing a pair of miniature jeans. I think it was a denimcro’.


Amazing, some unknown Japanese brand? Was he wearing vintage, that would be 21 years or older....and yes
If a reproduction pant is over 21 years- it’s considered vintage.
I don’t make this shit up, I just don’t have a problem following it.

A little off topic

When you debate, what’s considered vintage, you quickly learn
That 21 years is just a bullshit benchmark. Most likely this 21 year
Rule was cooked up by a dealer, a way to get more money for his product,
If you can tack the word vintage onto it. With that said, it simply works, and is the
Industry standard.

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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 10 May 2020 at 12:11am
If there was such a thing as a softness scale- this would be the softest, you can see hummingbirds
collecting spider webs for their nests, I was trimming the bushes a few years ago and found this.
Im still working on what happened to the large colonies of English house sparrows, we have no shortage of crummy red tile roofs, thats what they use for  nesting. When west Nile virus, first came to California, it almost wiped out- our entire crow population, It took almost 10 years for the crow population to return...I captured a crow battle in our oak tree today, I put it up on IG


The nest


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Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 10 May 2020 at 1:31pm
Amazing!



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