It's not a chiff chaff sound
It goes, "squeak.......squeak................squeak.......squeak"
Internet thinks it's a black and white warbler but this is a warm Oct in the SE of the UK, suburban/town garden
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In reply to Robbo:
In reply to birdsong mysteries:
birdsong mysteries said:Dunnock in RSPB/Wiki is more melodious, the squeak squeak in the suburban/town garden is a more monotone squeak (whereas a chiff chaff has two notes, this seems to have just one note) Would a dunnock's contact call just use one note instead of the reference varied song?
Your wiki references are referring to their songs. Only a few birds sing in Oct. Robins, and funnily enough, sometimes chiffchaffs are two of those.
Yes, contact calls are different and dunnock's and chiffchaff's are single syllable. The latter is the 'hweet' I referred to earlier. Unable to fish out examples and provide links at the moment.
I agree with Robbo. Most probably a Dunnock contact call. You can listen to it HERE
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I'd have said dunnock as for the internet, I take most things from the web with a big pinch of salt.
However, if you know what birds you have around you and a good idea what may be around, but not seen, try British-birdsongs UK web pages, they have a good selection (but not exhaustive) of British bird calls and song.
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