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edited 16 June at 10:44PM in Pets & Pet Care
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edited 16 June at 10:44PM in Pets & Pet Care
Not sure where I stand with this but one of the neighbours up behind us, not even sure which house it is as the noize is so loud and sounds like from a back garden or something,  but all times of the day their parrot makes these loud squawking noises. Sounds like the thing is being killed. 
This is particularly annoying when I'm on a fortnight of night shifts as it randomly wakes me up.
But where do I stand about complaining? I would have to do house to house search first to locate the owner.
I'm surprised the other neighbours havent complained who live even closer to it than me as its an awful shrill loud noise.
Can I complain even though its during the day? I have lived in my house for 30 years but this noise has started about 6 months ago. 
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  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    You can report it to the council for noise violation. They will probably ask you to keep a diary of the noise.
  • onwards&upwardsonwards&upwards Forumite
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    Wild birds make noise too you know.
  • renegadefmrenegadefm Forumite
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    Wild birds make noise too you know.
    No this is someones parrot as I did ask a neighbour. But they seem to let it outside during the day as I dont hear it at night thank God!! 
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    sheramber said:
    You can report it to the council for noise violation. They will probably ask you to keep a diary of the noise.
    Thanks I might do that. The only snag is we actually live quite far from the property I think it is,  so although we hear it, would the noise be recorded well enough if that makes sense?
    I cant think why closer neighbours hasent complained by now. Unless they have but nothing has been done. 
  • donnac2558donnac2558 Forumite
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    I doubt the council will do anything if it is only during the day. 
    Do they have an outside aviary?   Perhaps the other neighbours have no problem with the parrot.
  • gwynlasgwynlas Forumite
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    Sorry noise affecting you but little you can do about it except wera ear plugs for sleep.
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    gwynlas said:
    Sorry noise affecting you but little you can do about it except wera ear plugs for sleep.
    But theres a principle here isnt there? Surely you cant make as much noise as you like, especially if its affecting a night shift workers sleep?
    Ironically I have a phobia about wearing ear plugs as I get anxious I wouldn't hear a smoke alarm so I can't use them. 
  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    It doesn't matter if it is during the day. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/noise-nuisances-how-councils-deal-with-complaints
    whether  the council agree with the OP that the level of noise  constitutes a nuisance is another matter.
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    gwynlas said:
    Sorry noise affecting you but little you can do about it except wera ear plugs for sleep.
    But theres a principle here isnt there? Surely you cant make as much noise as you like, especially if its affecting a night shift workers sleep?
    Yeah, you pretty much can. 

    Night shift workers have to find a way to get used to it or find a day job.  I've done both!
  • donnac2558donnac2558 Forumite
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    Well, especially in the summer windows open during the day children running around screaming and playing music blasting.  So the council will come out to complaints from nightshift workers?  No.   It was always neighbours can drill, dig up floors do house repairs from 7 am - 11 pm.  Those are loud noises.   Complaining about a parrot which as far as the OP knows the neighbours living closer have not complained about I cannot see the council bothering with.   Does he sleep with the windows open?   I don't see how a parrot not even directly in the houses behind could be heard over that distance?
    Now the was a case of a neighbour who blasted nonstop a particular record every day did get taken to court over.
    I don't believe the councils are even sending anyone out because of covid19 at the present time anyway.
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