A raucous Sound Challenge

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.

I live in the hills just east of the city of Perth, Western Australia and I've loved cycling all my life, From riding to primary school when I was 8 years old to cycle touring as a grumpy old man. Cycling is freedom on two wheels and I love getting on my bike at any opportunity.

9 response to "A raucous Sound Challenge"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: April 15, 2021

    Your birds really do sound obnoxious. Personally, I love it.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: April 15, 2021

    That is amazing. More than for anything else down there, I’d like to revisit Australia for the birds. I’ll never forget the sounds in Halls Gap.

  3. By: Laura Posted: April 15, 2021

    The bird sounds were interesting…very different from the birds here. Enjoyed the Sound of Music refresher as much as the birds. On one of our bicycle trips in Europe, we took the train from Vienna to Salzburg. I spent two days being a tourist. Loved seeing the fountain and park in the film clip. After that we took another train to Lake Constance and bicycled completely around it before bicycling back to Zurich where we had begun three months before.

  4. By: BobinVT Posted: April 16, 2021

    I have to say, your birds are much more interesting than ours!

  5. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 16, 2021

    A cacophony of avian atmospheric excitations!
    It appears Kookaburras attract UFO’s. 🙂
    I wouldn’t want to be the person who mows under those trees!

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 17, 2021

      Ha Ha, those UFO’s were the city lights, the alien invasion hasn’t started yet. If it does we expect the US president will get in a fighter jet and shoot them down, like in the movie.

  6. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 17, 2021

    Thanks for your comments everyone. The birds here are rather loud (bit of an understatement) but we love them. Many are great talkers too like the budgerigar and cockatiel which are common household pets worldwide.

    The most amazing is the Lyrebird with it’s mimicry

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