Can anyone ID this recording?

Heard this noisy rattle eminating from the reeds at Rainham Marshes. Can anyone ID it for us?

www.dropbox.com/.../Reed bird.m4a

Thanks!

  • Hi no_idea

    I think it might be the alarm call of a Wren. Here's a recording of one which has the same sort of pattern of clicks and rattles.

    Olivier SWIFT, XC503968. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/503968

    What do think, am I on the right track?

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  • I am by no means an expert but I would say that they sound like two different birds?
    TeeJay I think that the recording from No idea sounds like a Wren and yours more Tit like? I stand corrected if I am probably talking rubbish!

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Thanks, Tony and Catlady. Listening to recordings of the Wren's alarm call, it certainly does seem similar, so that seems to be the likely answer. For such a small bird, it's impressive how much noise they can make!

    Jonathan
  • Yes, even their song has an impressive volume for such a tiny bird. I wonder what was causing it such alarm.

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