Weird nighttime chirping bird


(yonkers, ny)

There's a bird in my backyard. It chirps pretty much all night. But they are not normal chirps, they almost sound like alien noises half the time. It will chirp twice, then onto another very weird sounding chirp and so on... Almost like a car alarm gone bad.


I noticed the other day outside my house a few birds with longer legs than most. Their bodies resembled a version of a bigger sparrow, they are bigger. But one had a blue chest, and a couple other had red/orange chests. They very much looked like mockingbirds. But from my research I see that mockingbirds do not have colored chests.

I'm dying to know!

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Feb 24, 2013
could it be a frog? NEW
by: GaryE

Honestly if it is singing *all* night it is probably not a bird at all . . . it is probably a tree frog of some kind or if there is a lot of water around perhaps a toad or water frog.

The only reason I know to ask the question is that I heard a similar sound to the one you heard and it turned out to be a frog. My wife and I have this device called an Identiflyer that has cards that you put in it which have 8 bird songs per card (or is it 10 . . . I forget but it does not really matter). Well my wife really likes frogs and I got her the frog card . . . when I heard the frog song . . . sure enough that was the "bird" I heard at night! LOL

We have mockingbirds too . . . but they usually stop singing 30 - 60 minutes after the sun has completely set. Where as the frogs sing from dusk until dawn.

May 14, 2012
Wierd night singer
by: Judy-Seattle

Your strange sounding night singer is probably the Mockingbird. I grew up in NJ and remember first seeing them in the 1960's. Now there are a lot of them there, and they make noise all night.

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