Birds chirping at 2am?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (10 posts)
  1. ii3rittles profile image78
    ii3rittlesposted 10 years ago

    Birds chirping at 2am?

    I noticed this the last few years. I hear a handful of birds singing & chirping from 2AM on. Is this normal for early spring? I never noticed it before just 2 years ago. I live in Ohio, in Cleveland so I don't like in a woodsy area. Its almost as noisy as they are at sunrise.

  2. LA Elsen profile image77
    LA Elsenposted 10 years ago

    I hate to say it, but it could be a cat or another predator in the area doing some hunting. We had adopted a cat that we would have to let outside every evening because she was used to "birding" as my mom called it. She would climb the trees and stir up trouble. It would wake me up because I had a tree next to my bedroom window. It drove me nuts!

    1. ii3rittles profile image78
      ii3rittlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      We do have a lot of strays in the area. I see at least 2 a week crossing the road. In the 4 years I lived here I probably seen 20+ different strays.

  3. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 10 years ago

    In the UK, it is common to hear blackbirds chirping in the early hours, they will feed at night.  I don't know the US equivalent to the blackbird, the European blackbird comes from theTurdidae family.

    1. ii3rittles profile image78
      ii3rittlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The black birds look like black sparrows. We have brown male & female sparrows but with black birds only the female is brown I am guessing they are related.

  4. aviannovice profile image85
    aviannoviceposted 10 years ago

    In most places that I have lived, mockingbirds have been the culprits.  Do you hear lots of different sounds that could be many birds?  Any residual light is enough to keep these characters awake the entire night.  There a a few other birds that do night time crooning as well, but it is generally our little mocker.

    1. ii3rittles profile image78
      ii3rittlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      There isn't much light on our street but they do sound like 3 to 5 different types of birds.

  5. nArchuleta profile image74
    nArchuletaposted 10 years ago

    The worst chirping I ever heard was when I lived in Croata. The seagulls were so noisy. Not just chirping either, weird seagull noises. Maybe it's just a sign that spring really is coming!

  6. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 10 years ago

    In Orange County, CA, mocking birds sing during those hours and go through their complete repartoire.  It's very amazing - not conducive to getting back to sleep if you've awaken, but AMAZING.  There was some kind of heron (huge things) that nested one year at the RV park we stayed at in Newport Beach.  The baby birds "yelled" all night long in the ugliest kind of sound pattern you'd want to hear.  (I don't think you have those in Cleveland (tee hee).

  7. profile image52
    skyfallingyetposted 6 years ago

    If the bird sounds like the one in this youtube video then it's an Mockingbird.

    Wikipedia says that it is amorous batchelors that are doing the singing and that they can migrate apparently they don't always.

    Once they come and sit by your window at night signing it doesn't matter if you go outside and shoot a gun, it will be back. They say it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. They can be maddening when you have a terrible headache, I tell ya.

    It's illegal to possess one of these birds. (who would want to? They are so freakin noisy!) But when I was a kid, there was someone I went to school with that had a mockingbird in their house, it talked. Rarely, but it did talk. They mimic what they hear like parrots.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)