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bichonmad Tue 03-May-16 13:29:00

I know I am probably on the wrong site,but does anyone know what bird makes the noise like its laughing I have been on british birds because I did think it was a woodpecker but its site bird sounds do not sound like what I hear on and off all day starting about 5am

shysal Tue 03-May-16 14:00:08

The green woodpecker makes a laughing sound. Do you remember Professor Yaffle from Bagpuss? The spotted woodpeckers make a different sound.

Elegran Tue 03-May-16 14:26:22

Could it be a magpie?

Bellanonna Tue 03-May-16 15:02:27

I agree with shysal. The green woodpecker's yaffle sounds like a laugh. Look out for it, it's a lovely bird.

bichonmad Tue 03-May-16 16:28:39

no elegran we have lots of magpies in the garden playing they don't sound like that we do have trees around us though I shall keep looking thank you

ninathenana Tue 03-May-16 19:29:15

My first thought too Elegran

shysal Wed 04-May-16 14:56:25
I am sure this is what you have heard.