Robin shout

I just walked by a bold Robin on a single tree. I've heard lots of Robin's calls but never one like this. I could describe it more of a shout than anything else. I've searched the Web and apps to find something similar but to no avail. Any ideas? I'd imagine it was some sort of alarm or response to me, but I've certainly never heard a call like that and was rather surprised.

  • Without a recording of the call, it will be hard to establish exactly what bird it was. What I can offer is the following link, which may help you identify the bird that is emitting call/alarm. The link below gives quite a variation of calls for many species. Let us know how you get on.

    https://www.british-birdsongs.uk/

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Thanks for your reply Mike.

    That website was one which I had explored. Great resource nonetheless.

    I'm certain it was a Robin. I'm not sure how much each individuals call could differ slightly, but it didn't resemble the common calls/alarms I've heard.

    Another note, I was just about to start a fire and maybe it knew so.

    I may have to reside with the uncertainty forever :)
  • In reply to Earthmangreen:

    It is a good source.

    I'm presuming you've checked out other birds that are likely to frequent the area, like possibly dunnock or others?

    The chances are you should (not necessarily will) hear it again, if you have a smart phone or tablet, they often have voice recorders installed, if not, use the video app and record it that way.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • I wish I did record it now mate,

    Going off the visual inspection, I was 10ft away from the culprit at the time, it was a Robin. He seemed slim and taller than usual around here. I shall have a gander through some other birds.
  • In reply to Earthmangreen:

    Earthmangreen said:
    I wish I did record it now mate,



    Going off the visual inspection, I was 10ft away from the culprit at the time, it was a Robin. He seemed slim and taller than usual around here. I shall have a gander through some other birds.

    Hindsight is a wonderful tool, if only it would operate before a first time event.....

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler