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Monday, March 28, 2011

Nuisance Nightjars

So here's a fun email I got today. Any thoughts on what you would say if your neighbor had a complaint like this?

I have a Chuck Will's Widow that is nesting about 50 ft from my backyard in a wooded area. He sings ALL night long and even with the doors and windows closed he can be heard which is affecting our sleep. The neighbors are also complaining. Can anything be done?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've had similar questions posed to me about various singing birds, katydids, frogs, etc. I tell them the solution is to move into a highrise in a city.

birdchaser said...

Yeah, I get noise complaints all the time. First time the problem has been a nightjar. I could only WISH I had that problem where I live. I miss these birds.

dAwN said...

Bird sounds never annoy me..even if it is a Whip poor will at 5 am every day for a month, or a Limpkin screaming its head off night and day..
What bothers me more is road noise when ..
I use earplugs for that ..I suppose the person who doesn't want to hear the nightjar should get earplugs.

Andy Wraithmell said...

I love listening to bird songs when I'm in bed. Barred Owl is my favorite. The only thing I hate to hear when I'm trying to sleep is the booming bass of hip hop music.

Anonymous said...

Be happy it's not 3 ADHD Bichons yapping on a screened porch next door while trying to scratch their way out - their record one day was 16 hours straight!

Grant McCreary said...

White noise machine - wonderful device

Linda said...

I agree with the tell them to move suggestion. I have frogs outside now and I am loving it.

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

OH, how lucky! Nature noises are the best!

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I love bird sound. I agree with the tell them to move suggestion. I have frogs outside now and I am loving it. I agree with the tell them to move suggestion. I have frogs outside now and I am loving it. I love listening to bird songs when I'm in bed. Barred Owl is my favorite. The only thing I hate to hear when I'm trying to sleep is the booming bass of hip hop music.
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