Monday, February 22, 2010

Rare Bird?

Knowing that there are a fair few twitchers in the area, I wonder if any of them could put a name to this annoying little non-stop tweeter who's been going cheep here on the East Cliff all day? Or is it the dreaded, lesser spotted burglar alarm?
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

cheep joke

puffinman said...

I once had a wheelbarrow that sounded like that.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like my sqeaky bed one night a year on my birthday!

Bertie Biggles said...

That sounds to me like a male sparrow, touting his wares for business, Dickie old boy.
Male sky-larks were fighting and marking out their patches in the fields at Manston last week and the male black-birds have been squabbling over who will have my overgrown ivy to nest in. Poor beggars, the lot of them. None will have had experience of a cold snowy and now cold wet February and whilst the longer hours of light are telling them Spring is just around the corner, the weather isn't really helping the mating game at all.

Richard Card said...

That is a hybrid offspring of a popular pet bird who mated with an upmarket tiny Isle of Dogs cockney.

A Canary Dwarf.

Anonymous said...

The sort of noise Roger would make after an unexpected smacker from Iris

Anonymous said...

How sad to find tweeting annoying.

Richard Eastcliff said...

Your name's not Molesworth by any chance, 8:48am?

Anonymous said...

Hehe. Tweet!

Dave Sparrow said...

Hmmm perhaps a bored tit? Maybe a chiff-chuff?

Perhaps there is some advantage to more regular flights via Manston?