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quillet

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Wales
Saw briefly, heard for a long time, sounded like a reel or a large grasshopper, kept repeating that sound with a few little staccato notes at the end, also had another call, sounded like an alarm call, was very hard to see, flitting around in an large alder, when it flew to another site could see brown back, wings, light colour underneath. Wondered if it could be a grasshopper warbler from the sound but having listened to them on internet call was deeper in sound but similar. Any ideas please?
 

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Ev4dawin

Always finding a way to go off topic...
United Kingdom
Could Savi’s Warbler be an option here? They can reel for a long time, sounding like a grasshopper warbler. They tend to be a brownish colour overall, but without a picture it is very difficult to ID based on a description (no offense).
 

Owene

Well-known member
Wales
Could Savi’s Warbler be an option here? They can reel for a long time, sounding like a grasshopper warbler. They tend to be a brownish colour overall, but without a picture it is very difficult to ID based on a description (no offense).
They bred on Anglesey a few years back but haven’t heard of one this year
 

Eranou

Anglesey Birder
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Wales
Agree with Ev4dawin, Savi’s has a lower pitch than a Grasshopper and have been seen on Anglesey. Whereabouts were you on Anglesey?
 

WalterRayle

Emeritus Prof at University of the Bearded Clam
United Kingdom
Wrens make similar sounds to that described, often with a reel-like call followed and interspersed by a few clicks. I've been hearing it a lot lately and wonder if this is what you saw/heard. Most, if not all, of the warblers have stopped singing by now but Wrens are still actively making noises, as was evidenced on my day in the field today.
 

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