Do you know this bird call?

I regularly hear this call during the daytime in our garden. It always comes from the top of a tall fir tree.

Yesterday at dusk I saw a barn owl close to the tree, however, I didn't think barn owls made this noise.

Location is rural Somerset on the edge of farmland.

You may need to turn the volume up loud to hear it.

Thanks!

[Updated - see longer clip below]

  • I'm afraid I can't ID the call from your 1 sec clip, Laura. Can you get a longer one? It certainly doesn't sound like a Barn Owl which wouldn't call in the day anyway.

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Hi Tony,

    I attach a longer version - ignore the bit when my daughter speaks! (that's why I cut it!).

    Thanks

    Laura

  • Thanks for the longer clip, Laura, but I'm afraid I'm none the wiser. It almost sounds like a human imitating a bird call.

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    No worries.
    I hope there isn't someone up my tree in the back garden!
  • Sorry, Laura. It frustrates me when I can't ID something. I quite enjoy this detective work as it helps to keep my few remaining brain cells active during lockdown.
    Keep watching and listening - you might find out what it is.

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