Where I live, there are a few birds with a "hoo-eet" call.
I haven't paid much attention until this week, and I found two distinct birds with similar calls.
Bird 1 is an abundant bird from a coastal conifer woodland, where several birds repeatedly call each other with repeated "hoo-eet" calls. When I see them, they fly nervously from branch to branch. It seemed rather uniformly light brown, even a bit of yellowish or olive hue. These birds are seed-eaters and are seen flying around eating the seeds inside pine cones.
Bird 2 is a sparrow-size bird, further away from this woodland, near the dunes by the coast, where there are small shrubs (dwarf pines and birch). Bird was alone and flew away to a small distance once I approach it. Bird was featureless brown on back and pale belly, a pointy bill, and remarkably, a pale/ white supercilium and blackish eye-stripe. It should be easy to ID with these features. I am not sure if bird 2 is from the same family as bird 1, or a distinct family.
Amy guesses for these two birds?
And which birds sing or call with "hoo-eet" sounds?
Below is the list of birds which I am familiar with:
(Northeast Scotland, coastal woodland)
I am familiar with the following birds that occur near my house/woods: sparrow, robin, chaffinch, goldfinch, bullfinch, yellowhammer, swift, sand martin, starling, blackbird, magpie, crows, jackdaw, pied wagtail, oystercatcher, most gull species; wood pigeon, dove, I am also familiar with the meadow pipit, but I only find it further away
I am more or less familar with these birds: wren and dunnoch, siskin and greenfinch, all tits, song and mistle thrush, skylark (only if singing), jay (only if singing), buzzard and eagles (only if flying near), osprey (only if flying near and diving in), and some other seabirds and waders
I haven't seen these birds yet, so I still do not exactly how they look like: all buntings, all flycatchers, all woodpeckers, all warblers (which are still hard to ID!), treecreeper, linnet and twite, tree sparrow, other larks, wheatwear, redpoll, redwing, restart, fieldfare, most warblers, other wagtails, hawfinch, brambling, crossbill, whitethroat, bluethroat, all crests, long tail tit, merlin, kestrel, harrier, hawks, nuthatch, shrikes, chough, nightingale, dipper, waxwing, wryneck
And these ones I am also not very familiar with them, I have seen birds that I tentatively identify them as such: reed bunting, garden warbler, blackcap, whinchat and stonechat, chiffchaff (when they were not singing)
I just checked their calls online and I have a good guess for bird 1: a willow warbler or a chiffchaff (the call seems to fit better a willow warbler. Interestingly, as I know the forest well, there are a few chiffchaffs around but I hear their song always coming from the same trees - I walk that path every day. Which leads to confidently say bird 1 is a willow warbler). Also the appearance of bird 1 matches a willow warbler. Anyone agreeing? Still no idea about bird 2. My guess is for some other type of warbler.
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