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Bird identification North Wales - beautiful song (images supplied) (1 Viewer)


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I’m new to the forum and I was hoping someone would be able to help identify a bird which I’ve heard many times but I haven’t seen up close until today.

I regularly hear this bird singing - It’s song lasts for a few minutes at a time and sounds like lots of different bird songs strung together. It is a greyish/taupe colour underneath and darker on the tail, back and top of the head. I would say it’s about the size of a blackbird. Here’s a picture:


I live on the edge of woodland in the hills of North Wales and we have a wide variety of birds in and around the village including buzzards, tawny owls, kingfishers and woodpeckers.

It would be lovely to know what this bird might be.



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Great, thank you both! Yes, the top of the head was definitely a little darker. I was quite surprised at the size of the bird when I saw it.

I had a Google online and the nearest thing I could find in song and looks was a gray catbird but these seem to be in North America

Apologies for the picture - I took it with my phone from quite a distance! I will try and get a better picture if I see it again

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