Unknown call

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Unknown call
From: Harvey Perkins <>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2019 20:22:40 +0000
Hi John - it sounds very much to me like the thin call a blackbird makes when it has very young fledglings in close proximity - sort of like a call to say " keep quiet and stay put". 

On Tue, 8 Oct 2019 at 07:08, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
I think it is a Superb Fairy-wren (that might have been hidden from view, in the bush).


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From: John Brown [
Sent: Monday, 7 October, 2019 5:35 PM
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Subject: Unknown call

This faint repeated call was being made for ages from a bush overhanging my back fence. I assume it is a bird? The only birds I could see in the tree was a male Blackbird in mature plumage/colouring, but do they ever make a sound like this? It wasn’t obviously calling, but I couldn’t see any other likely source.


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