It's been constant for over an hour now and I can't see it, even though it sounds really loud in the garden.
My computer won't play this clip back, can somebody let me know if it's working please.
It's working Deb, i was thinking Bullfinch with the tone but i'm not sure
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Thanks Alan - I've just had a walk around the back and found out where it's coming from but can't see it because it sounds like in a bush behind their fence. It's deafening from up there though. I'm just going to run up with my phone to see if I can get a better recording - it literally is whistling away constantly.
ok - I think this is better (less traffic noise). I'm about to go out and really I wanted to make sure that it's not some sort of distress sound. The bird isn't moving around, the sound is coming from the same spot - just can't see the little beggar
Thanks for the early morning bump Alan....can't believe nobody recognises the call. It lasted over 3 hours at that rate. Whatever it was, I hope it's ok.
It doesn't sound like a distress call to me Deb
I'm hopeless at bird sounds (I suffer from tinnitus) but it does have that feeble , wimpy quality that I associate with Bullfinches.
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I've listened to it several times but I can't really suggest what it is. A Chaffinch can go on making a persistent call like this.
However, I don't think it's a Chaffinch which seems to have a higher pitch than your bird.
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I can't open the video Debz. When I click on it the whole thing disappears!
EDIT managed by right clicking and downloading it.
Whatever it is sounds very forlorn.
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It's not a video Sparrow it's a quicktime sound file, give it time to see if it loads.
Yep, managed by right clicking. If I just clicked normally the whole thing disappeared.
Following up Galatas' suggestion of Bullfinch, I found this call (on the Xeno-canto website) which is described as a feeding juvenile.
The pitch sounds a bit closer to your bird but I'm not at all sure.
This is what my app has as alternate Bullfinch call.
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