[Tweeters] Update on mysterious nocturnal call

Tucker, Trileigh TRI at seattleu.edu
Mon Aug 23 18:11:07 PDT 2010


Hello again Tweets,

I had a number of suggestions offered for the nighttime call I tried to
describe in yesterday's email. Most thought it might be a Western
Screech-Owl, with others suggesting squirrels or raccoons. I found Web
recordings for each suggestion, and to me they didn't seem to match.

This morning I discovered that I did in fact manage to get a short recording
onto my iPod Touch, and this afternoon my partner was able to get the volume
cranked up and made it into an MP3. I don't know how to post an MP3 to a
website for easy access (neither Flickr nor Facebook accept them) -- would
welcome instructions for how I might do that -- but I'd be happy to email
anyone the recording (400K) who's interested.

In listening to the recording, I found that I had mis-described the repeated
calls as dropping in pitch, whereas on the recording they sound more like
magnified water drops into a pool.

Thanks to the helpful Tweeters who've pitched in (ha) so far, and in advance
for any additional thoughts.

Good birding to all (diurnal and nocturnal),
Trileigh

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Trileigh Tucker
Lincoln Park, West Seattle



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