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denys
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bird call

Hi,
there is a bird in my area, ( victoria park WA )which is always the first bird to start singing. It consists of just two or three notes repeated in a slow pattern. Its hard to describe but does anyone know which bird is the first to start singing in the perth area?

birdie
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Hi Denys... a bit more info please What kind of notes and sound? If it is flutelike and very pure then it could be a pied butcherbird. Funny, I lived in Perth for over 20 years but cant remember ever hearing one yet all the guides and books say that are there LOL

Sunshine Coast Queensland

denys
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thanks for your response birdie. It is more of a chirp, sounds a bit like chk chirraalla chk pause choooooo, then wait a few seconds and repeat. It stands out in the quiet of the early morning, and I love its timing.
I feel a bit silly trying to describe a bird call, but I have always enjoyed this one and would love to know which bird it is. Perhaps Ill have to search for a database of perth urban bird calls. Once again thanks for responding.

birdie
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Ha ha ha .... ya got me there, have to wait for some Perth people to respond I think. Maybe have a listen to some of the bird calls on this site and see if it is there?

Sunshine Coast Queensland

denys
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im not sure how common the Red-whiskered Bulbul is in perth, but it sounds like the bird I was trying (in vain) to describe. Ive only just discovered this site, and it seems very interesting and helpful.

GregL
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The grey shrike-thrush is found in WA, it's a common bird for me in the early morning, has a range of calls.

Araminta
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Hi Deneys, where I live, (not WA), It's different birds at different times of the year. Lately the many wrens start off in the morning, with their absolutely beautiful songs. But what is really funny, the first "bird" to turn up, is the early Singapore Airlines A 380, usualy flies very low! This wakes the birds, up until then, they were still asleep! But once the Kookaburras get going, nobody sleeps anymore!:-)

M-L

denys
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lol

Judy
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I have just enjoyed watching a pair of yellow faced honeyeaters nest and hatch 2 young! They nested in a standard gardenia very close to a window in my house, so from inside I watched from sitting on eggs to babies hatching! Of course there first flight was in a middle of a storm, so one baby in a tree hanging on for dear life, the other not to be seen!!! What to do?? Rushed out and grabbed baby no 1 and placed it close to the nest and then miraculously baby no 2 arrives back! then mum and dad Wow what a worry it can be watching nature. They are still here being feed by mum and dad! I'm certainly going to miss them, hopefully they will be back next year.

Araminta
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Hi Judy,welcome, (post 1 ?), how lucky, to have a nest outside your window!! Nature is demanding at times, a bird's life is not easy! I have lots of yellow-faced Honeyeaters in my garden, but never one that close. Have fun watching them!

M-L

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