I’ll defer to the experts but would not rule out Screech-owl. I’ve heard that also: clear descending rather than whinny descending but followed by other EASO distinct sounds, so concluded it was the same bird. I’ve been hearing EASO loud whinnies just in the last couple of weeks, first time this year, so I guess I have a male imoving around checking out the territory or advertising once again.
ChrisP ______________________ Chris Pelkie Information/Data Manager, Application Systems Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 On Sep 22, 2016, at 08:32, Eva Smith <eva.h.sm...@gmail.com<mailto:eva.h.sm...@gmail.com>> wrote: Dear all, I hope it's ok to ask for ID help here. Between Sibley and the Lab of O's bird call recordings, I haven't been able to get a decent ID on a bird heard last night. The call was a long (1-2 s) descending clear whistle (not a whinny like a typical Eastern Screech Owl), starting on a high note and ending quite low. It was repeated 3-4 times and then followed by a repeated whistle on a single, high note. The timbre was similar to a saw-whet owl, but the tempo was different. It was heard at 1 AM at the border between a field and scrubby forest. Regards, Eva -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --