I wonder what bird songs most bloggers wake up hearing and how loud are they? I became aware just how noisy the birds are around here when I was talking to my son on skype early the other morning. Suddenly he interrupted the conversation by saying "What IS that noise?" I hadn't even realized that there was a white Cocky (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) flying close to the back door. Their usual sound is a loud screech and I often have a score or more fly over my house early in the morning. Rainbow Lorikeets also fly over very early and since their flocks are even bigger they make almost as much noise although it is higher pitched. The earliest of all are the Kookaburras. They start their chorus of laughter before it is even light - a very good alarm clock if I needed one!
These photos of a Kookaburra were taken later in the day when one flew down onto a pile of branches to pick up something that it had seen moving close by. This is not in my yard - my dog doesn't like birds invading her personal space!