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BirdNoir: Ding-dong Ditched!

Written by Ariana Remmel 

[music: “Gumshoe Blues” Paul Pritchard]

That is BirdNoir. I’m Michael Stein, Personal Eye.
 
I’ve this neighbor down the road, Mrs. Pico. She’s a beautiful lady, the kind who all the time has selfmade cookies prepared for the guests. So I used to be nervous when she known as late one night.
 
    [Sound of phone being picked up]

Mrs. Pico: [on the phone] Michael, somebody retains knocking on my door, however after I go to allow them to in — nothing! All I hear is laughter within the timber! You’ve bought to assist me discover out who retains ding-dong-ditching me!
 
Alright, Mrs. Pico, we’ll get this sorted out. Might it have been one of many neighborhood children? After a snickerdoodle perhaps?
 
Mrs. Pico: The knocking was awfully quick, pricey. In all probability too fast for a child.
 
Ah, I guess you’ve bought a fowl who’s come a’calling. Was it perhaps a stutter-stop drumming like this Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?
 
[Yellow-bellied Sapsucker drumming, ML 96961551]
 
Mrs. Pico: No, sweetie, it was far more rhythmic.
 
Hmmm. Was it extra like this?
 
[Pileated Woodpecker drumming, ML204018551]
 
Mrs. Pico: Sure! That’s a lot nearer. 
 
That drumming is the sound of a Pileated Woodpecker. And its name does sound like laughing.
 
[Pileated Woodpecker call, ML 6841]
 
Mrs. Pico: [Deflated] Oh, I’m afraid that’s not it. I’d acknowledge the snicker anyplace.
 
 Possibly a Purple-bellied? Their cackling sounds a bit completely different.

[Red-bellied Woodpecker calls, ML 97153371]
 
Mrs. Pico: That’s the one!!
 
Thriller solved. I’ll guess he’s discovered your door is good and loud, nice for signaling to different woodpeckers that that is his territory. If it retains taking place, strive hanging some reflective streamers till the birds be taught your door isn’t a drum. And the neighbor children would possibly suppose they’re enjoyable, too!  
 
[Red-bellied Woodpecker calls and drumming, ML 97153371]
 
Mrs. Pico: Thanks, Michael. You’ve put my thoughts relaxed.
 
Learn to resolve your individual fowl mysteries at our web site, BirdNote dot ORG. I’m Personal Eye, Michael Stein.

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Senior Producer: John Kessler
Content material Director: Allison Wilson
Producer: Mark Bramhill
Managing Producer: Conor Gearin
Bird sounds offered by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ML 96961551 recorded by Ok. McFarland, Pileated Woodpecker ML 204018551 recorded by S. Imberti, Pileated Woodpecker ML 6841 recorded by A.A. Allen, and Purple-bellied Woodpecker ML 97153371 recorded by P. Marvin. Music: “Gumshoe Blues” Paul Pritchard Album: Movie Noir 2012 on Sezame
BirdNote’s theme was composed and performed by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
© 2022 BirdNote   August 2022         
Narrators: ​​Michael Stein and Allison Wilson

ID# noir-07-2022-08-24        noir-07

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