ID bird call

Could anyone id this bird call for me please.  It is driving me crazy as I can't id it.  Thanks for your help. bird call.m4a

  • Hi Kez

    Were you near water? If so it sounds to me like the "winnowing" call of a Little grebe. You can listen to it HERE to see if it matches what you heard.



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  • Sorry, I should have provided more information: it is in a tree quite high up and sounds volume wise not unlike a thrush or blackbird. I can't for the life of me spot the bird, but I have been hearing this call continuously for around 3 weeks.
  • Yes, it does sound a bit like a little grebe. It also sounds a little bit like a green woodpecker, but it isn't quite that call either.
  • Hello Kaz,
    It sounds like a Nuthatch to me.
  • Thank you, you are right it is a Nuthatch. I had listened to several recordings of them, but they didn't sound like my recording. I have just found this tweet of the day at the bbc: and it does have that call.

    Many thanks to both of you for your input.
    Best regards,