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Bird call ID - New England (1 Viewer)


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Good evening, I was outside earlier today and heard a very distinct bird call (captured twice in this sound clip). It sounded almost like a rattling and the bird was fairly high up in a tree so it was hard to see coloration but it looked smaller than a blue jay and bigger than a medium-sized woodpecker. The bird was in my backyard and a street down from the beach if that is of any help in terms of habitat.

I wasn't sure if it could possibly be a belted kingfisher?


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Definitely not a Belted Kingfisher. Sounds like a Corvid; they can make some odd rattling sounds. My guess is a Blue Jay (instead of a crow) since it's rather high-pitched, and I just found this video which shows a Blue Jay making a similar sound:

In case you didn't know, there is a Song Sparrow singing in the background.

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