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Shuswap BC a few days ago.

1—- I put these down as chickadee sp. but I’m fairly certain this was a small traveling flock of chestnut-backed chickadees as they sound a little too squeaky to be the typical mountain and black-capped. The loudest truck in the world went by as I was recording so its horrible. If the data bars submitted by other people are accurate, the chestnuts come to town in the fall/winter. I was purposefully looking for these as a result, so I’m not sure if I’m just hearing chestnut because I want to. 

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381312631 —- typical ‘chickadee’ call

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381312641 —-high notes. Originally these were one big recording but I split it to get rid of the truck. Most of the calls were these type, but the ‘chickadee’ calls came on every so often as well. 


2—- Not too sure if this is identifiable, but I think this could possibly be a Lapland longspur or a horned lark flying over. Another terrible recording, as I was by the lake and the bird was flying quite high (never saw it). It mostly let out the ‘tee-u’ calls seen at the 1, 2, and 4 second mark. But then did a different sorta buzz call at the end. 
https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/381312691
 

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It was literally the only truck on the road that day and it just happened to be a huge cement truck that was idling (Glug glug glug Gluck glug) and then decided to turn towards me and go by at a snails pace…. 
Some of us are trying to listen to chickadees here sir! I hate it when cars drive on the road that’s clearly designed solely for birding 🙄😂

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My primary birding spot is a lovely little garden/wooded patch immediately across from the main produce terminal in the city, so it's all trucks all the time. Most of my recordings are beyond useless.

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