Help - Contact Calls

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wot-no-birds
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Help - Contact Calls

Postby wot-no-birds » Sun May 06, 2012 10:27 am

Out this morning on a BTO Nightingale Survey visit. A large flock of finches flew by at treetop height. I do not get a good view but they were generally dull. However, they were making a distinctive 'buzz' contact call and they were not Goldfinches. I have been through most of my own and online sound recordings but cannot find that 'buzz' call amongst the finches. Any ideas anyone?
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Contact Calls

Postby roger dickey » Mon May 07, 2012 5:04 pm

Can only think that Linnet or even Redpoll may fit the bill.

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Contact Calls

Postby wot-no-birds » Mon May 07, 2012 5:51 pm

Thank you Roger.

I had them down as Linnet at the time but couldn't find that 'buzz' in any of the sound recordings. Don't these birds know how they're supposed to sound?!

I'll keep plodding through the sound recordings for Linnet and Redpoll.

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