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    Default Birds chirping at 3 AM, ID help

    There's been some bird chirping at 3 AM for sometime, I looked it up and apparently the street light in city can confuse them make them do that. Obviously I can't see them, so I made some recordings, wonder if anyone can tell what kind of bird are they.

    I've seen some what looks like bullfinch jumping around during day time, at least the chest feather coloration looks like them, not sure if it's of any help.

    Attached is a mp3 files zipped, recorded with my phone so volume is kinda low.
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    I can't really hear it, but a bird chirping at 3 am is usually a mockingbird.

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    Is it many different sounds, or just the same sound again and again and again?
    Mockingbirds always have several different songs they sing over and over.
    Jay's are usually the first birds to start just before it gets light here, but on an iPad, I can't listen to your audio... Sorry....

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    Sounds like a Robin. There quite loud this time of year.
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    That's a Robin.

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    The roosters next door like to wake me at midnight. I live in a suburb with some street lights.
    The mp3 actually sounds just like the birds who sit on the big oak tree right next to my bedroom window. I had to get a white noise machine because of them.

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    Most people don't realize that your Robins are there most of the year they just happen to start hopping around on you lawn in the spring. They are excessively loud this time of year due to mating season. I only knew that it was a Robin because I've heard the loud call when my door was open and saw that a bird was making the call in a near by tree so I grabbed my binoculars to see if I could identify it. Sure enough it was a Robin. Loudest bird around my house. The foxes ate all the neighbors roosters so I don't get woken up by them anymore.

    On a side note the Robin distress/warning call is a good one to know when you are camping as it will warn you to approaching animals and people. They are one of the birds that if they have a nest with eggs and chicks in it will make a heap load of noise to try and lure you away from it. I have many nests around my house they come back to the same spot year after year and often have 2 if not 3 nest full of chicks. Plenty of early warning alarms for unwanted salesman and visitors/inlaws.
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    Now that you mentioned it, yeah it does sounds like American Robin, and the ones I saw are them too.

    Thanks!

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    The far away one is a Robin, but there is another one, closer but not as often, what is that one?

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    My Wife and I say it sounds Like a Robin.

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