[Tweeters] Saw-whet owl wails???
stevechampton at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 14:20:18 PDT 2022
It is certainly the right time of year for migrating Northern Saw-whet
Owls, so that is probably what you are hearing.
You may have already found this site, but this is a great compilation of
bird sounds, connected to Nathan Pieplow's Peterson Field Guide to Bird
On Wed, Oct 19, 2022 at 12:18 PM Kellie Sagen <kelliekvinne at hotmail.com>
> Hello Tweets!
> Over the past week I have been hearing some strange wail/whine calls after
> dark in my backyard that I have never heard before. It has happened on four
> occasions with 2 or 3 wails in succession and then silence. The first time
> I heard it around 9:30pm last week, some Great-horned owls responded. This
> morning at 5:46am a Barred owl responded to it. I was able to record one of
> the wails on my Merlin app and it came up as a Peregrine falcon. I do not
> believe what I’m hearing is a falcon, although I could be wrong. If there
> is anyone who is familiar with NSOW wails (not toots) and wouldn’t mind
> listening to my 5 second recording please contact me and I will send you
> the audio file. I live in the burbs but on a wooded creek and my property
> backs up to several acres of dense mixed forest.
> I have never heard nor seen a Saw-whet before but I have been listening to
> dozens of recordings online and that seems to be the closest to it.
> Although the pitches are higher than what I am hearing in my backyard, the
> quality seems mostly the same. Whoever is making this noise has not
> responded to playback of Saw-whet audio so far which leaves me questioning,
> what exactly am I hearing?
> Thanks for any input!
> Kellie Sagen 🦉
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