Australian nature is full of strange, surprising and sometimes silly sounds. From cicadas that sound like sprinklers to moaning mutton birds, there are heaps of weird noises to discover.
Join host and nature lover, Ann, as we use our ears to listen to the different sounds that Australian nature makes. Along the way we’ll find out some fun facts and train little ears to listen to the chorus of calls that make up the natural world around us.
This special season is all about our nosiest neighbours! The creatures and critters that have made a home in our cities, towns and suburbs. One bird in particular has been making a lot of noise, and a bit of a mess rummaging through some rubbish bins looking for food. It’s an Ibis, and now we know why it has the nickname, bin chicken.
Croaking Green Tree Frogs
It’s a hot and steamy day, and after going to the pool Ann’s busting to get home to go to the loo. But when she arrives there’s something in the toilet! It’s green, with big yellow eyes… It’s a green tree frog. But it definitely doesn’t go galumph. Or ladedadeda!
Cackling Brush-tailed Possums
After kicking the footy in the park, Ann hears a strange noise and spies something running along a tree branch. It’s fluffy, has a long brown tail and just jumped onto her friends’ roof! Do you know what it could be?
Squeaking Asian Geckos
Up in The Top End, Ann’s settling in for a relaxing evening when suddenly she hears not one, not two but lots of squeaking INSIDE her room. Is it a cricket? Maybe a mouse? Or something else that is camouflaged against the wall?
Yammering Noisy Miners
Finishing off our special suburban sounds season, we’re outside for a spot of gardening. Ann’s doing some pruning and listening to all the birds in the trees, when all of a sudden a group of small grey birds start screeching. They are so noisy by nature, that noisy is even in their name!
Lend us your ears!
Frogs, ravens, cicadas... lend us your ears! While you wait for new episodes of Noisy by Nature, Ann needs your help to find out about the amazing nature noises in your very own backyard. Take a listen to find out more, and email your audio to email@example.com!
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The animal sounds are great, but...
I started listening to Noisy By Nature because I love Off The Beaten Track, but I’m so disappointed with you speaking as though though you’re talking to dim-witted individuals - using a baby-ish voice, rather than the more natural way of speaking you use in ORBT.
As a former primary teacher, I can say from very direct observation that children are equally engaged (or even more so) when adults speak to them using their normal speaking voice.
The content and language might need minor tweaking to be suitable for smaller ears, but that’s about it. (I remember my daughter’s first encounter with a primary school teacher who used a baby-ish tone when speaking to her but her normal voice when speaking to me - the look said it all. My daughter clearly thought there was some sort of scam going on!)