I am new to the forum, just very curious about a bird that I can hear but unfortunately cannot see. (I am based in Farnborough Hampshire) so certainly lots of trees around, but the bird is unsighted.
Certainly I see all the common garden birds in my garden, but remain totally clueless about this bird that I can hear late evening but unable to spot.
To statisfy my curiosty I went through the common garden birds and nothing comes close, the only thing that sounds similar in pitch and tone and length of call is an "osprey"
Now I know for sure they are very rare, and not seen in the south of england.. just wondered if anyone had any ideas.
I have tried to record the bird, but so tricky to catch such a short bird call.
Thanks for anyone that can help
Hi keenonwildlife welcome to the forum from Sheffield..
Any sort of recording you can get will help the experts we have on the forum..
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could be a little owl
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Rays suggestion is a good one Little Owl have a couple of calls that might fit.It is worth looking/listening on the RSPB main site.
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Thanks guys for the suggestions, I will keep you posted as and when I have some more clues... sadly the "little owl" is not the one.
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Possibly a young Tawny Owl food calling?
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Sadly not a young tawny owl, will see if I can get a recording.