Hi, this evening I heard this bird call near Oxford's natural history Museum at around 8pm. It was very loud! It has a distinctive call which repeated about once a minute or so (I'm 100% sure this is all one bird), almost like a Kookaburra at some points
What do you think it is?
(sorry for the talking over the recording!)
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In reply to WendyBartter:
I think it could be the alarm call of a Peregrine Falcon. Have a listen to this recording.
Albert Lastukhin & Yuri Glushchenko, XC344930. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/344930
It would fit with the location of five or six floors up.
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Hi and welcome to the community from me too. After hearing your recording I can only agree with Tony as it sounds more like a Peregrine falcon. Unless someone nearby has an aviary with exotic species or there is a wildlife hospital/rehabilitation facility in the area where they treat all sorts of birds/animals.
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Interesting, a few suggestions, not so sure a Peregrine, scroll within link for sounds....,(www.hbw.com/.../sounds) wonder if a Red Kite in distress
Maybe the Local Oxford Birding groups could also help.
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