Not even sure this is a bird but it comes from a large oak tree in rural lincolnshire, at night. Very regular and constant.

Any ideas?


  • I think it's probably the begging call of a young Tawny Owl. Here's a recording of one for comparison purposes.

    Ireneusz Oleksik, XC649893. Accessible at

    We've had quite a few queries about calls like this recently.



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