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Abberton, Essex, UK. Mystery bird call. Lesser Whitethroat (1 Viewer)


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Abberton, Essex, UK. Mystery bird call. Lesser Whitethroat????

Dear all! I really hope you can help with my mystery bird heard today at Abberton Reservoir in Essex. The bird was constantly in deep undergrowth and never in plain sight. My suspicion is that this maybe Lesser Whitethroat, but not singing the full song. Do you have any ideas?
I have attached two sound recordings to this message.
Thanks in advance for your help.


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Ditto to Lesser Whitethroat. In the first clip it is doing a bit of Blackcap-like subsong before the main rattle, quite a frequent song variant; in the second clip, just the rattle.

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