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B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300
What bird makes a single loud peep with a long interval between peeps?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,271
    Possibly a fledgling robin saying 'where are you mum & dad ... are you bringing my dinner ... you don't expect me to find it myself do you?'

    Or maybe a parent robin saying ... 'where the heck have you got to now?  I've got a worm for you.'
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300
    Thanks @Dovefromabove. A likely suspect. I've seen them about.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 1,960
    Could be a Greenfinch but they tend to have more of a wheeze.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,011
    B3 said:
    What bird makes a single loud peep with a long interval between peeps?
    A chicken defrosting in the microwave.

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300
    Haven't seen a greenfinch here for many years.  I'll listen out for a bird that sounds chesty, just in case one visits😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,447
    It is also possible it could be a baby wren. They make a loud peep noise too. Amazing that such a sound can come from so teeny a creature. Then again, an adult wren's song is very loud too.
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300
    I've seen wrens about too @Ladybird4. They are, indeed, loud!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,447
    They are such lovely little birds @B3. Scurry around on the ground in my garden like mice. I put out suet for them.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • gilla.walmsleygilla.walmsley Posts: 219
    edited 11 June
    I would be willing to bet that if it's a repetitive "cheep".... "cheep" it's a Dunnock or if it's a slightly longer thinner sound, like a "peeeeep" "peeeeeep" that it's a Blackbird. I too have heard both of these sounds and wondered what they were and then observed the birds making them (they are contact calls, obviously not the song of those birds  :) )
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300
    Oh well. It's stopped doing it now, whatever it was.  Yungun fed or found😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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