I don't have a picture as it's always in a tree but its call goes:
It calls just once, then repeats about 30 seconds later. This can go on for ages.
Will try to get a recording of it if nobody can identify it from this
At six seconds I can hear a farmyard rooster cock-a-doodle-dooing! The only other bird I can hear on there is a Collared Dove.
That is a cockerel. My baby bantam cockerel is just starting to make sounds like that and yes they roost up trees and will make that noise on and off all day long. Even funnier is the noise a flock leader hen will make when you have no cockerel - they do try to crow.
Caroline in Jersey
Hi Rob and welcome to the forum.
I always find it difficult to ID a bird from a description of its call. Nothing immediately springs to mind. Others may do better.
What sort of habitat is it in eg town, countryside and region of the UK. This can sometimes help pin things down a bit.
A recording would of course be very helpful. If you've got a digital camera that takes videos you could just shoot a video of the tree and the call would be picked up. If you are successful we can tell you how to post videos on here.
Ray a drop of golden sun Like me. Doh!
Only joking Rob, But I have no idea
OK I now have a recording - it's 6 seconds in... thanks!
It was very faint but I think it sounds like a Collared Dove. You can listen to the call on the RSPB site here
EDIT or it might be a Woodpigeon
AH - it isn't the dove, it's the "rooster" sound but it isn't a cock a doodle doo.....is it?
I discounted that Rob because I thought it was a cockerel.
It's definitely in the tree so it ain't no cockerel!
Free-range chickens of the lighter breeds can fly a bit - and it's quite common for them to roost in trees, as their wild ancestors did :)
Interesting- would they be likely to call all day and into the evening too?
OK thanks - you live and learn. This is a really nice sound on the ear whereas a "cock a doodle doo" I always found grating. Maybe he's corn fed!
I can hear a "do dooo do" before the cockrel - sounds like a collard dove to me.