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Unusual bird song heard in Wales, can anyone ID? (1 Viewer)

LilyBrook

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Hello everyone!
I’m trying to ID this unusual bird song I’ve heard at home in Wales, it sounds almost tropical and metallic but I can’t seem to find it’s song online anywhere.
It’s one lilting note, sometimes with a pause and sometimes in quick succession, the note goes from high to low. I’ve attached a video, there are a lot of sparrows and jackdaws in the foreground but the other bird is heard faintly. I haven't been able to spot it yet either so have no idea what it looks like!
If anyone has any suggestions I’d be grateful, it’s been bugging me for weeks now!!
 

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Hi Lily and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

Sorry, I just can't make it out to help you, but I'm sure those who are better at bird songs will be along soon.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.
 
Hi there and a warm welcome to you! (y)
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Hello and thank you all for your welcomes 😊
Oh, my mum suggested Jay but when I looked up their calls none sounded like it. Just so odd as I’d never heard it before last year. It almost sounds like a Golden Oriole, I thought, but only one note. I’ve now heard it in two other locations near my home! Do Jays regularly call like that or could it be them mimicking? I had no idea jays could sound like this call! Very interesting 😁
 
Hello and thank you all for your welcomes 😊
Oh, my mum suggested Jay but when I looked up their calls none sounded like it. Just so odd as I’d never heard it before last year. It almost sounds like a Golden Oriole, I thought, but only one note. I’ve now heard it in two other locations near my home! Do Jays regularly call like that or could it be them mimicking? I had no idea jays could sound like this call! Very interesting 😁
Jays can make very weird sounds: many early "Golden Orioles" in the Netherlands turn out to be Jays.
 
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