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Old 30-05-18, 03:30 PM
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Hi folks
New here and have a question. I live on the edge of town called Killingworth in the north east of uk. My house backs onto a small man made area of trees then onto farmland. Im trying to identify a bird which ive only heard but not seen as its always high up in the tree's. I have uploaded a sound only clip and there are other birds in the clip too but it can be clearly heard above the rest. It has an extensive range of song. Its also very loud lol. Can anybody tell me what it is please.
Here is clip. if link doesn't work just youtube bird012.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAlcEtaXj4k
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Old 30-05-18, 09:27 PM
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Hmmm! Can't say with any certainty; there are certain phrases in there that I can't identify, but my overall impression is of Song Thrush. The problem with birdsong is that, whilst there are are certain key phrases that are readily identifiable, much of it is highly variable. My best guess is Song Thrush, but I do look forward to other, better informed responses.

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Old 31-05-18, 05:10 AM
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That could be a black cap
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That could be a black cap
Yes. I thought that too, but somehow I always associate Blackcap song with the rather mellower tone of a Blackbird rather than the clear, slightly strident tone of the Song Thrush. The short answer is - as I said above - I really don't know....

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Yes. I thought that too, but somehow I always associate Blackcap song with the rather mellower tone of a Blackbird rather than the clear, slightly strident tone of the Song Thrush. The short answer is - as I said above - I really don't know....
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I would have said in the main a Song Thrush, it seemed a bit of a dawn chorus going on in the recording.
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