Mystery bird call... Still a mystery!

Hi all, I have been hearing a bird call on and off for years, during the day in Spring, Summer and Autumn, but only infrequently. It isnt a song, just a noise. It seems like it is a larger bird rather than a smaller garden bird. I have attached a recording of the call. Please note, it is the two-tone short hollow noise that repeats at the end of the recording. Its just 10 seconds long - appreciate your help. Many thanks, - G
  • Not sure what's making the call but I hope you don't mind me isolating it and boosting it a bit for others to hear. It may help if folks knew where the recording was made.

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  • In reply to Paul A:

    Hi all... just to update... the recording was made in Norden, Rochdale...

  • In reply to ghisan:

    I must say it does sound very much like a Cuckoo clock. However, it might be a Song Thrush as they tend to mimic things and repeat their favourite phrases a few times.

  • In reply to Gus R:

    Hi Gus, thanks both very much for replying. I'm sure it's not a song thrush as there is never any other song at all. It will repeat this perhaps 4 -8 times, with a gap of minutes or even an hour or so, and will come from different directions, so it's not caged. Really appreciated ate

  • In reply to Paul A:

    Thanks Paul for re-cutting the audio....

  • In reply to ghisan:

    Hm, might not be a Song Thrush then as they tend to have other phrases that they'll repeat in the same sitting, and they sit in their favourite song-singing perch when they are singing. Not sure what else it might be...

  • In reply to Gus R:

    So far, had suggestions locally of hoopoe, Scops owl, song thrush, stock dove.... But I don't think it's any of those. I've also tweeted it to the RSPB in the hope someone knows!

  • In reply to ghisan:

    It does sound like a bad recording of a Hoopoe but not many of them around Rochdale,be interesting to know what the experts think.

    Pete

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  • In reply to Seaman:

    Having relistened, I'm not sure this is a native bird. Sounds quite exotic. Can't be of any more help though I'm afraid.

  • In reply to Seaman:

    Hi Seaman, and thanks for taking the time to respond ... And yep, totally agree with you re it's for everyone!