A steady chirping and whistling came from the forest.
A tea kettle was already whistling when they entered, and the maid rushed across the kitchen to grab it.
Among the birds of the island are the eagle, hawk, petrel, owl, finch, peewit, diamond bird, fire-tail, robin, emu-wren, crow, swallow, magpie, blackcap, goatsucker, quail, ground dove, parrot, lark, mountain thrush, cuckoo, wattlebird, whistling duck, honeybird, Cape Barren goose, penguin duck, waterhen, snipe, albatross and laughing jackass.
From different sides came whistling sounds and the thud of cannon balls and bursting shells falling on the town.
A meadowlark pierced the silence with its sharp whistling song.