Well we have plenty of noisy birds here (worse than Scott’s crows), so for the Sound Challenge this month I compiled a very roughly edited video whilst riding around the neighbourhood.
The first segment of the video is the Corellas who amass in large flocks making a racket and defoliating trees, next is the Red Tailed Black Cockatoos who make a distinctive ark, ark sound and chew on the nuts of the gumtrees (you can hear the nuts falling down around me as I take the video). Most early mornings we get the Kookaburra chorus at the first light and sometimes I feel like strangling them (I wouldn’t of course). I filmed this video of the Kookaburras from our bedroom window and the other noisy bird sound you can hear is the species ‘Lovelyus Wife-ae ‘ snoring during the performance. Ha Ha. Kookaburras aren’t even native to the south-west of Australia and many want them culled as they eat many small native birds however it would be a bit like killing Bald Eagles if they were discovered in Hawaii, not very patriotic. Then in the morning when the light brightens in the video you can hear crows and magpies who make a nice distinctive sound amongst the other birdsong. Lastly is the Silver Gull at the cafe, there always seems to be one aggressive bird chasing away the others. Hope you enjoyed the sounds even if they weren’t very melodic.
Never was a great fan of ‘Sound of Music’ but it starts with them riding bikes, has ‘Sound’ in it’s title and would appeal to the other authors more than my usual songs I bet.
I’m off for a ride down south soon for a couple weeks, the weathers looking great too.
Happy cycling everyone…and don’t worry about the things you can’t control.