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Bird driving me crazy - what is it?

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Old Tuesday 10th April 2007, 18:26   #1
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Bird driving me crazy - what is it?

In my back garden (in the midlands, UK) I can repeatedly hear a bird that sounds just like a beeping alarm. That seems to be all it does ... single beeps (1-2 seconds), repeated .... over and over again. Could easily be mistaken for an alarm clock (only slower!)

I would love someone to tell me what it is. Any ideas?

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Old Tuesday 10th April 2007, 18:39   #2
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Could be a Common Starling doing an impression of a beeping alarm - they're known to be great impressionists.
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Great Tits can be very monotonous and loud once they get going, and they don't always do the dysyllabic 'teecha' call.

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In my back garden (in the midlands, UK) I can repeatedly hear a bird that sounds just like a beeping alarm. That seems to be all it does ... single beeps (1-2 seconds), repeated .... over and over again. Could easily be mistaken for an alarm clock (only slower!)

I would love someone to tell me what it is. Any ideas?

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Hi pikaluk,

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Old Tuesday 10th April 2007, 21:54   #8
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Thanks for the welcome.

I don't think it's a starling. Could be a great tit - we have a few of them hanging around but it seems very loud for such a tiny bird! I shall have to creep up on it.
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Just thought... Could it be a Blackbird alarm call? Are there many cats around?
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Hi Pikaluk, a warm welcome and good to have you with us !
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Old Wednesday 11th April 2007, 21:16   #11
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Well I did some proper research and spent a whole 5 minutes tracking down the offending/charming bird - it is a great tit as Laurence suggested, a very loud, very monotonous one.

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