Hi Vikki, hard to know what it could be but Bullfinches have a single note (repeated) sound call - did it sound anything like this
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In reply to HAZY:
Hi Hazel, thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately, it isn't the La La bird. This sound is more of a chirp. Appreciate the response though!
In reply to Vikki C:
Hi Vikki could it be a Dunnock www.youtube.com/watch
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In reply to Alan:
HI Vikki, there are a number of birds that make repetitive contact calls especially at this time of year.
Alan has suggested one. Another one is a Chaffinch.
Click here to play this audio clip
Jerome Fischer, XC319851. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/319851.
Another possibility if you are in a rural location, is the Chiffchaff which reverts to a "hueet" call after it's finished "chiff-chaffing"
Peter Boesman, XC281584. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/281584.
Obviously, it would be better if you could get a recording otherwise we are just guessing.
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That is an unusual sound and not something I immediately recognise. I'm not even sure if it is a bird.
Could you describe the habitat where you live eg is there water or ponds nearby. Do you only hear it at certain times of day and does it occur all year round?
In reply to TeeJay:
Sounds a bit like a goose honking/calling
In reply to see gull:
The 'tempo' reminds me of a cuckoo call but the sound is not the same ...
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Hi Tony, we are situated in the middle of trees/houses surrounding the garden, no water in the immediate area, although the river is about half a mile away. We only seem to hear it in spring/summer and we hear it around 9am and then a couple of times through the day.
Thanks for the extra info, Vikki. The reason I asked about water was that I wondered whether it was a water bird of some sort or even an amphibian. From what you say both would seem to be ruled out.
I've listened again but I'm sorry I can't offer any useful suggestions. The monotonous regularity of its call is strange and unless you can see it, it may remain a mystery.
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