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Graham

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Graham

Hopefully this will work.

This is a few videos joined together to give you some idea of the spectacle that went on for over an hour every night.

Taken on my phone so you cannot see much except the beech several hundred feet below.

So if anyone can shed some light on to what these noisy creatures are I would love to know.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ron Clarke

Did this only happen at night Graham??

I think they are Storm Petrels, perhaps nesting in land from the town.

Not quite a distinctive Kittiwake call??

Check out the call further down this page..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_storm_petrel

 

Ron

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Tweedledee

Good grief, did you get any sleep with that racket?

 

Are you sure it is birds? Is anyone old enough to remember Sooty and sweep? I reckon it's them after a few pints. ?

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Derbyshire Dave

Definitely not Kittiwakes. Where are you btw?

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Graham

Thanks all.

I was on a small island in the canaries. La Gomera 

These birds only came in after dark. 

They were roosting in little holes in the cliff face. 

This racket started just before ten every night and lasted for about an hour and a half. 

By daylight they had all gone again. 

And yes I am old enough to remember Sooty and Sweep ?

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Derbyshire Dave

I guess the only prescibed meds are earplugs or alcohol. I prefer the latter ?

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Graham

Thanks Ron. 

I found the noise quite therapeutic. 

I would leave the apartment door open so I could listen to them whilst I went to sleep. 

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