Around 9pm last night we heard this call from (I think) a tree at the bottom of our garden
https://sndup.net/5g6m. It's towards the end of the clip and was very loud -
Loud enough to be heard inside with doors shut (and by friends on a zoom call). It lasted for about 5-10 mins and then went quiet.
I've listened to UK owl noises and they don't seem to match. We are in the countryside in Buckinghamshire, near a small wood and lots of farmland. We have red kites and a sparrowhawk that visit plus mice/ voles and other snacks! (Also gliss gliss live in the roof/trees so odd noises/calls here aren't always birds!)
Any ideas from people would be appreciated. I'm tempted to leave a bowl of seeds and a camera out tonight and see whether I can get any pics.
I think it might be the alarm call of a Tawny Owl. Not the conventional call we are used to hearing.
I found this on xeno-canto which is the best I can come up with and sounds fairly similar I think
Click here to play this audio clip
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