LochoftheLowes bird song.m4a
I was watching an Osprey from the Loch of the Lowes webcam in Scotland yesterday and I heard a really unusual bird song that I didn't recognise. I went back later that day and recorded it from the live feed (which lasts for about 12h) and I wonder if anyone can help me with this one. I'm pretty sure it isn't a Song Thrush - certainly not like any I've ever heard before. And the only other possibility I can think of is a bird that shouldn't be so far north. Sorry no image of the bird as it was somewhere off camera but the audio recording isn't bad.
I must admit that I was a bit sceptical of the quality of the recording you obtained from a webcam (no offence). So I went to the Loch of the Lowes webcam and scrolled back a few hours and I did hear the songs that you picked up albeit much fainter. I guess you did some audio editing to amplify the sound and clean up the background. It does sound pretty dramatic and no I don't think it's a Nightingale if that's what you had in mind.
I'm not confident about this but it (they) could be Red(Common) Crossbills or even Scottish Crossbills. Have a listen to this recording from xeno-canto to see what you think.
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Eetu Paljakka, XC539658. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/539658
At least it would be consistent with the habitat.
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