Hi, a short clip of what I believe is one of the above singing from 9/4/19.
I initially thought garden warbler but it was suggested that it was too early. There were lots of blackcaps singing in the area, but none of them made their loud song like this.
Within wet woodland in Norfolk.
Thanks in advance,
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Hmmm, I'm not so sure. I do find the songs of these two species tricky to separate especially early in the season when my ear is not tuned in. It is early for Garden Warblers but there have been at least two reports on my patch.
I've always thought that the song of the GW is a bit more rapid, less flutey and goes on longer than the Blackcap. Here's a couple of clips.
Click here to play this audio clip
Mathias Ritschard, XC29723. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/29723
Mathias Ritschard, XC30101. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/30101
Matt, I think I would just about favour Garden Warbler for your bird but I could easily be wrong.
This video from the BTO is worth a look as it does discuss their songs too.
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