It is a large popular park (Croxteth Hall Country Park) and I regularly walk through it and hear all sorts of calls and song, but this particular call was a constant trill - like the short sample shows - and, as is usual when reaching for your phone to grab a recording, the...
Heard this 'quivering' trill-like call but only managed to get a couple of seconds of a recording due to the bird moving on.
There were many Nuthatches active in the woods at the time and I recognised their other various calls so was thinking to myself was this another Nuthatch call...
It was near a main dual carriageway near to a canal so the Corn Buntings would be very unusual for that area as it's quite built up, but they could have been passing through as there are fields and meadows less than a mile away.
In fact, I've seen maybe 2 Greenfinch and no CBs in...
Heard these guys - quite a few all together - all chattering away.
I'm partially colour-blind so to me they looked yellowy.
The birds also looked 'chunky' and big-headed - like Greenfinch.
I've had a listen on xeno and it seems like Greenfinch, but I though I'd ask you guys.
Firstly, sorry for the awful photos - I grabbed my camera and before I could focus properly the bird was gone.
I've sharpened the photos, but the colours are washed out as they were taken against a bright grey sky.
It was flying very high up and the bird was using short flappy wing...
"I thought bird don't have a dick?" - what are you, 12?
Surprised no one else has said anything.
But as usual the helpful guys of this forum have at least, maturely, tried to solve your mystery.
Ever thought of thanking them?
Why not just write Black Redstart in your thread title if that's what you think it was?
I don't see the point of asking if you personally think it's something else and then start to question why it isn't the one you were thinking it was when members put forward their opinions - nothing wrong...
Can we place a sticky somewhere about this?
I know it's within the 'Please Read Before Posting To The Id Forum' sticky but it needs one by itself as no matter how many times you tell people they still do not abide by this very simple rule.
This fella made such a racket that by the time I got my camera out he was miles away - hence the distant shots from behind.
High up and seemed small - pigeon-sized? hard to tell really - flying hap-haphazardly and making quite a racket as I've said.
With that straight bill it seems...
Saw this fella as I was out walking with a friend so snapped a few long shots.
I'm thinking Bar-Tailed as the bill looks slightly upturned and the legs look shorter - but this could all be artefacts as the lens was at its longest.
Help always appreciated - cheers