Could somebody please identify the birdcall in this recording? The bird is calling at 00:01, 00:10, 00:29, 00:36, 00:52, 01:06, and 01:18. This recording was made in England, in mid-June.

Also, how do you quiet these birds down? The call is very noisy and annoying.

  • Liam's identification is correct. Unfortunately, all my research confirms it as an extremely noisy bird, which doesn't even have a reliable quiet time! Sorry about that! Apr 27, 2016 at 21:42

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It's a magpie

Here's a copy of an identical call from the British Library archive

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