Tuesday, September 24

Eastern Screech-Owl wail

A couple of nights ago I recorded this wail by an owl, most likely an Eastern Screech-Owl. What's interesting about it is that it appears to be a reaction to a calling flyover Green Heron. No other calls were heard by either species that night, so it seems to me to be too much of a coincidence that they called together. Note that the wail is slightly tremulous at the end, which differentiates it from the very similar Northern Saw-whet Owl wail (Scott Weidensaul pers comm).

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