Any idea what this is?


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Any idea what this is?

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He was so loud! Not one I've heard regularly around where I live. Was hard to see anything because of the light/angle but looked around the size of either a large finch or a small blackbird but had a different shaped body to a blackbird. Is a thrush? Hope the video link works!
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  • Hi Gillian

    That sounds to me like the so called "rain call" of a Chaffinch. Here's a recording of a similar sounding bird

    Frank Lambert, XC414236. Accessible at

    Sometimes they can keep it up for hours.

  • That was the one! It had a chaffinch shaped head as well - I think I questioned it because it was SO loud, but it was definitely the same call. Thanks so much Tony