Thanks to all the feedback and comments. Since the bird was perched rather
than a flyover, seems like the best fit is a Eastern Screech Owl making (to
me) an unusual version of its call.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:36 PM, Jeff Poulin <jeffrey.s.pou...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Screech owls whinnying now and the last couple of nights at my house in
> Endicott.  I haven’t heard them in months.
>
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> -jeff
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> *From:* bounce-120816812-14247...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:
> bounce-120816812-14247...@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Geo Kloppel
> *Sent:* Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:03 PM
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> *Cc:* CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu>
> *Subject:* Re: [cayugabirds-l] ID help? Whistling at night
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> Night before last, I heard several ascending whistle calls, right outside
> my door. The local Barred Owls responded with typical hooting, so I think
> the whistles were (still begging?) calls from their immature youngsters.
>
> -Geo
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> On Sep 22, 2016, at 11:36 AM, Marty Schlabach <m...@cornell.edu> wrote:
>
> I also last night heard a sound right outside of my bedroom window that I
> didn’t recognize at first.  But, a bit later from the same tree came the
> more typical screech owl whinny, so am pretty sure it was the same bird.
> --Marty
>
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> *From:* bounce-120815972-3494...@list.cornell.edu [
> mailto:bounce-120815972-3494...@list.cornell.edu
> <bounce-120815972-3494...@list.cornell.edu>] *On Behalf Of *Chris R.
> Pelkie
> *Sent:* Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:19 AM
> *To:* Eva Smith <eva.h.sm...@gmail.com>
> *Cc:* CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu>
> *Subject:* Re: [cayugabirds-l] ID help? Whistling at night
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>
> 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
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> On Sep 22, 2016, at 08:32, Eva Smith <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
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