Re: [Mendobirds] weird nocturnal noise in tree
- We have a winner! At least for me. I believe what I saw was a Common
Nighthawk, evidenced by the wings (which I only saw in silhouette) but
confirmed by the call. A recording exists on the wikipedia page for
Janet, I would highly recommend playing the song from the wikipedia page
to see if it matches what you heard.
Also, sorry I forgot to mention my location. I'm about 4 miles inland
near Mendocino on the south side of Big River.
- Thank you to the many folks who replied.
I'm glad Jeffrey id'd his nighthawks. What I heard was not that; nor was it quite like the adult screechies I'd heard some months ago - but it has been suggested it might be fledgling screech owl.
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