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Noisy Roosting Corellas Over RV at night....


I mentioned this recently as a comment on another thread, but thought I would post it here.

A few years ago I was in a cp at Alice Springs and had these noisy birds settling down for the night in tree branches above our RV.  As well as noise deposits from above were another likely scenario as the branches extended over our caravan.

Another traveller there told me to come out when it was dark and to shine a torch up at them, which worked, they don't like the light and they went to another tree some distance away.   I have also seen this done by another traveller at a Broken Hill cp.

Worth remembering.....smile



-- Edited by Vic41 on Friday 30th of May 2014 10:12:04 PM

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RE: Noisy Roosting Galah's Over RV at night....


Corellas are even worse with their noise! I feel sorry for people who live in the places where those noisy screeching birds are in plague proportions, at least we can move on.

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RE: Noisy Roosting Corellas Over RV at night....


Sorry Gerty, I meant Corellas, I have changed the title from Galah's to Corellas (Seniors moment).

They and the Galahs are members of the C.o.c.k.atoo family among others.



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We have Corellas that flock around our neighbourhood. Yes they are very noisy, but even worse, they like to chew things. Luckily we haven't had any damage done, but back when everyone had tall (30M) antenna masts here, they used to chew the coax cables right up the top of the mast. They also like to chew on the green pine cones on a neighbours tree, which they sometimes drop on the tin roof of my shed when they fly over. Makes a pretty big bang.

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Reminds me of the cp's at Kapunda and Nuriootpa in SA Troopy, some of the sites had large pine trees above them and the chewed off nuts fell onto any RV unfortunate enough to be parked under them. hmm



-- Edited by Vic41 on Monday 2nd of June 2014 01:30:17 AM

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Just spent a week at Noosa River CP - heaps of Corellas all over the park during the day - constant noise until sundown, and starts again after dawn - but hey, a much more pleasant sound than the b....y dozens of crows that squawk all day around our house !



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Vic another method is to disturb them just as they are landing to roost,,, before they get comfortable you move em on.



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I stayed at a caravan park near the Murray River where the trees were full with the noisy buggers.
The caravan park owner came down just before dusk with a 44 gallon drum on the back of his ute and he beat it with a large piece of steel for about 5 minutes.
The corellas all took off for a new roosting area away from the noise.
It worked a treat & had to rely on the kookaburras to wake us up the next morning.
Cheers - John

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Love your avatar Happy Camper. Better than a corella any day.

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Neilnruth: - Love your avatar Happy Camper. Better than a corella any day.

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Baz421 wrote:

Vic another method is to disturb them just as they are landing to roost,,, before they get comfortable you move em on.


Thanks Baz, how do you get them to move on? confuse

That's an interesting method Happy Camper, never seen that done before. smile 



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I guess we just have to make a bigger noise than they do. Funny they don't like 'our' noises - and we don't like theirs.

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They probably reckon we are the intruders and the tree is their home, not ours.   Can choose your friends but not your neighbours wink biggrin biggrin 



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Vic41 wrote:

A few years ago I was in a cp at Alice Springs and had these noisy birds settling down for the night in tree branches above our RV.  As well as noise deposits from above were another likely scenario as the branches extended over our caravan.

 

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Fair dinkum Vic! I thought you were a tough guy! Upset by some little birds?!  

(PS I hope it's OK to wink in this forum) biggrin

 



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Nah, I'm just a pussy (Wus) Arthur, and need my sleep, especially my afternoon grandpa naps, LOL wink biggrin biggrin biggrin



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miroku12g, or Dave, may have a better way of dissuading the noisy buggers.. ;)

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03_troopy wrote:

miroku12g, or Dave, may have a better way of dissuading the noisy buggers.. ;)


What was that troopy, not sure which posts ????

Double barrelled shotgun comes to mind but I don't think that would be allowed wink biggrin 



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Vic41 wrote:
03_troopy wrote:

miroku12g, or Dave, may have a better way of dissuading the noisy buggers.. ;)


What was that troopy, not sure which posts ????

Double barrelled shotgun comes to mind but I don't think that would be allowed wink biggrin 


 A Miroku 12 guage shotgun I was thinking.. lol



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Sorry, I am a bit out of touch with weapons Troopy, I thought Miroku was a GN, I was looking for their post, LOL hmm smile



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Sorry, I am a bit out of touch with weapons Troopy, I thought Miroku was a GN, I was looking for their post, LOL hmm smileI


I'd hazard a guess that's where his nick came from Vic... the shotgun that is....


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Probably, I googled the gun and they are a nice looking weapon and very popular by the look of them, smile



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An old powder monkey told me when I was a young powder monkey of how he solved a C.O C. K. atoo problem once. Under the roost tree he bored 10 holes with a post hole digger. He placed a stick of gelignite in each hole all linked by detonating cord. He filled each hole with 3/4 inch gravel screenings and pushed the plunger well after dark. Next morning Not a leaf left on the tree or a whole C.O.C.Ky to be found .plenty of feathers though.
Not PC nowadays

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-- Edited by Cyclops on Sunday 5th of August 2018 05:12:28 PM

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