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Birds are now singing at night!!

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posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 10:21 PM
In Australia we get lorikeets stoned out of their minds on fermented nectar ,
singing and performing all night . Mostly in flowering gum trees .

posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 10:37 PM
I like to walk out side late at night.
when no one is about.
and I noticed the birds singing at night about a year ago.
just one or two. I live on the edge of birmingham.
not the city. and at any time of night.
this is a easy one to test.
if you are up late. just listen out side.
I live 5 miles from the motorway.
and I can here its roar all night...

4:40am and a bird is singing.
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posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 10:46 PM
If you are hearing a mocking bird, those will sing all night long. If more than one is singing it can be very loud and sounds like a lot of different birds. It isn't unusual at all. It can be very annoying, if you don't appreciate the sound of a bird. I kind of like birds so it doesn't bother me mostly.

posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 10:56 PM
reply to post by matrix12

i live in nw florida.
birds are flying in circle here sometimes but no night singing of late less it's an owl..back in town not so long
ago this bird would start singing at about 11 PM just when i wanted to fall asleep !!! ugh.
other day saw a chembow of a half rainbow almost straight overhead..birds flying all around and
no consequence that I could see...saw lots of birds flying in v formation today but they seem local and
do it a lot..think they are Kites, not sure..I'm not much on bird knowledge but got a little book on north
american birds of prey for cheap..not bad to have, little reference books to use.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 06:36 AM
reply to post by thePharaoh

Here in Aberdeen there's a blackbird that starts singing in our tree at midnight until approx 4 AM.

It started about a month ago.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 06:39 AM
We have what I call, House Wrens, that usually don't come until around mid February here. I've already noticed some on the back porch in the past few days. I never cut back dead flowers in the flower beds until early spring, cause they use the twigs for nests and eat the seeds. Hopefully, it's all signs of an early spring

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 08:38 AM
I did a quick google search "birds singing at night" and found a bunch of articles about this, many date back to 2005-08.

Basic summary is that it could be mockingbirds - they are night singers and excellent at "mocking" other bird sounds. It could also be that the birds are competing with human noise and disturbance which makes it hard for them to do their regular business (like attracting a mate) during daylight hours.

Bottom line, this has been happening for years. It's not new, but still disturbing (especially to those of us who ache for nature and the human mess we're making).

Info from just one of the links:
The study by Richard A. Fuller and colleagues at the University of Sheffield, published in 2007, measured noise levels and singing at 67 sites around their city. They found that birds sang only during the day at 49 sites, and day and night at 18 sites. Daytime noise levels at those 18 sites were significantly higher than at the others.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 08:45 AM
reply to post by ns9504

A couple of threads from 2009:

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 08:50 AM
reply to post by thePharaoh

I wear ear plugs going to bed in london, so much noise, and they are great for a peaceful night.

Would suggest you get some.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 08:55 AM
reply to post by Chadwickus

Exactly. This has been happening for years. I think it's just more hard evidence that the human impact on our earth is damaging to mother nature.

Shame we humans don't try (as a whole) to live harmoniously with the planet. We're like really bad house guests, and eventually our host will have had enough and kick us out. :-)

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 08:58 AM
reply to post by ns9504

That will come from empathy that most humans do not have.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 10:02 AM
reply to post by thePharaoh
I have noticed some high strangeness with the birds lately,I live on the southern east coast and usually my hummingbirds are long gone for the winter but I'm still filling up their feeders.I've also noticed the birds making a lot of noise at night,(I go outside to smoke and well aware of the normal night sounds)I was out the other day it was a beautiful afternoon(around 55 degrees)sunny and no wind,I have these beautiful tall trees in my backyard and heard what sounded like it was hailing and it was really loud,so I walked out to the tree and saw that it was these small acorns falling(they were all cracked).I looked to see if there was birds in the tree and only saw two or three at the most this went on for about 5 min.and then just stopped,not gradually it was a complete cut-off,I was completely stumped,and have never seen this before.I know it's no big deal but it was very odd thing to me and at least it wasn't dead birds.So are strange things happening? To me yes they are.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 12:48 PM
I came across this interesting article which might shed some light on the subject!

Why Birds Sing

A Red-eyed Vireo sings more than 20,000 songs a day. A Pileated Woodpecker drums on a tree at 15 beats per second. A Wilson's Snipe dives through the air, the feathers on its wings vibrating to produce a winnowing sound, hu-hu-hu...

Why? Birds put a lot of effort into singing, drumming, winnowing, and otherwise displaying. They are trying to impress mates and proclaim territories.

Now hear this

Songs are often loud and repetitive, so they tend to be noticed more than other bird sounds. One observer commented that a Winter Wren sings "with remarkable vehemence," as if he were "trying to burst [his] lungs." This tiny songster weighs just one-third of an ounce, but it sings with 10 times the power of a crowing rooster, per unit weight. Birds may sing their songs thousands of times throughout the day. Dickcissels may spend as much as 70 percent of the day singing while establishing territories and courting females.

Some birds have large repertoires--the Brown Thrasher can sing as many as 2,000 distinct songs. Other species, such as the Henslow’s Sparrow, seem to have only one song.

In North America, we hear mostly males singing, because they typically take the lead in defending territories and attracting mates. However, especially in the tropics, some species sing duets involving both the male and female.

Courtship serenades

How do scientists know why birds sing? Experiments with recorded songs have shown that birds sing to attract mates. House Wren songs broadcast near nest boxes will attract female House Wrens, for example. Female birds may also judge the quality of a male's song when selecting a mate. Some studies have shown that males with extra food on their territories are the most persistent singers, and in some species, the most persistent singers attract females the soonest.
"Keep out!" messages

Playback experiments have also shown that songs are important in defending a territory. For example, male House Wrens respond aggressively to the recording of another male's song, sometimes even attacking the loudspeaker. In other tests, researchers temporarily removed male birds from their territories but played songs through speakers on some of the territories. Neighboring males were less likely to invade territories from which songs were broadcast, showing that song means "Keep out!" to other birds.

Song is not the only "keep out" signal that birds use. Although Northern Mockingbirds sing complex songs on their territories during the breeding season, they use only a loud chuck sound to declare their winter feeding territory. Some warblers also use just a simple call note on their winter feeding territory.

Singing on the wing

Some birds sing while in flight, especially species that nest in open areas such as grasslands or the Arctic tundra.

Male Western Sandpipers arrive in Alaska several days before the females and make frequent display flights over their territories as they utter their flight song. Some display flights last up to five minutes and cover the sandpiper's territory. Others are rapid flights low over the tundra, followed by an abrupt ascent. Listen to a Western Sandpiper's flight song.

The Ovenbird, a warbler of northeastern forests, sings a loud, ringing song while perched. It also performs an aerial display at twilight or dawn. The male chips softly, then flies 3–15 meters above the treetops, where he hovers with spread wings while singing a rambling flight song. Listen to an Ovenbird's song.

Male Purple Martins use a special song to attract mates. Early in the morning, the male flies hundreds of feet into the air and sings his liquid "dawnsong." Other martins up to several miles away can hear the sound. This song may attract other martins to the colony, leading to additional mating opportunities.
Dawn chorus

Many birds sing especially energetically at dawn. Researchers John Burt and Sandra Vehrencamp found that in Costa Rica, a dawn chorus of Banded Wrens involved several males that were actually listening and responding to one another in complex ways. Read more.
Drumming up a song

Although most birds sing with their voices, others use their bills or wings to drum up a mate's interest.

A woodpecker drums on a tree to produce a “song” that other members of the same species recognize. Woodpeckers often select dry branches, hollow logs or other materials that provide maximum volume for their drumming. Like songs, drumming is used in courtship and to declare a territory.

Listen to the calls and drumming of a Red-bellied Woodpecker.

To attract a mate, a male Ruffed Grouse "drums" by cupping his wings and bringing them up and forward with such force that the air compresses to emit a thumping sound. Listen to the drumming of a Ruffed Grouse.

A Wilson's Snipe “winnows” during an aerial courtship display as it circles 300 feet in the air and dives at a speed of up to 24 miles per hour. The outer tail feathers vibrate, producing sounds that can sometimes be heard a mile away. Listen to the calls and winnowing of a Wilson's Snipe.

When they're not singing, birds often communicate less elaborately, using calls. More about calls.

So In view of this I would suggest that you stock up on tinned goods, bottled water, batteries and any other useful items that you might need in times of emergency.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 02:00 PM
Yep,400am and their street dancin and streetfighting like its the summer,3 hours before daybreak,its probably because the planets vibrating at 12.3 hertz instead of 7.9,which in itself is nothing to worry about,although I wonder,if the vibration coming from the inner core of our planet is trembling at a higher octave and it gets to high will all our brains get shattered like jelly,just like a soprano smashing a glass.
Courtesy of human alien in recent posts.The planets ringing its own bell,octavely higher
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posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 02:01 PM
reply to post by thePharaoh

I've noticed this since the beginning of January - never before. I was talking about this in a thread about 2 weeks ago.

They wake up about 2 or 3 and sing all night. It's really weird.

Funny you should mention the seasons becoming two instead of four. I've had an idea for a few years that there were only two seasons anyway. The other two are just transitions between the two seasons. Why would there be four? We live in a world of duality.
I don't think it's changing. And I don't think this has got anything to do with why the birds are singing at night.

Something strange is going on, but I don't know what.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 02:05 PM
Hey, I'm not sure were your from, but here in Chicago this has been going on for a few years. I only really noticed because I worked midnights for a bit, and would start singing and chirping around 2 am. I am not sure if they've gotten any earlier because fortunately I no longer have that schedule. It wasn't just one or two random birds, it was the hole flock and it was everyday.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 02:10 PM

Originally posted by Lebowski achiever
Birds have been singing at night for as long as I remember.

Me too. Remember this song?


Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 12:11 PM
to add, it happened again last is definately all the started about 12:30 am all the way till daybreak.
pure chaos.

do you rekon that this is a HAARP side effect.

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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 12:19 PM
two days ago i noticed this! ,glad im not the only one,they have been doing it for about the last two weeks in hereford,i have never in my lifetime noticed this before,weird

posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 12:22 PM
Wiperwillls and other birds hunt at night and are one of my fav. birds to sit out on the porch and listen to, owls as well, and I have even seen cardinals out in the middle of the night, blue jays, grackels and blackbirds are common out at night around here. If you get up before dawn an hour before sunup, sit out and watch the symphony that pops out it will stun you really. If you never experienced that before.

For those interested:
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