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
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
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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In reply to Seaman:
Ha ha - well this forum does make a lot of strange noises sometimes
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