Hi Geoff, To my ear, this sounds like a variant of the more typical “ke-eer” Virginia Rail NFC. I very briefly listened to some of my recorded Virginia Rail NFCs, and this is similar-enough. Though, I could be incorrect…does anyone have other considerations?
Thanks for sharing, Geoff! Sincerely, Chris T-H On Apr 17, 2017, at 8:26 PM, Geoff Malosh <pomar...@earthlink.net<mailto:pomar...@earthlink.net>> wrote: Hope everyone is having a nice spring so far. I am interested in opinions on the attached calls that I captured over sw. Pennsylvania the morning of April 16 (1:42am). It doesn’t quite fit anything I can think of myself. One thing that came to mind is a slightly higher, slightly less defined “kee-yarr” of a Common Tern. Another thought was King Rail, though it sounds too high pitched for that, and I can’t find an example of Virginia Rail giving a call quite like this. I could certainly be missing something else much more obvious, maybe a shorebird or some other gull/tern, or even an odd call of a local bird. That said, the call was captured twice, 53 seconds apart, with the second call obviously more distant than the first. I included both just to give a sense of the relative intensity of each call 53 seconds apart, though they are otherwise pretty much identical. Thanks very much, Geoff Geoff Malosh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/<http://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/> -- NFC-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_WELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_RULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L> Birding.ABA.Org<http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NFC> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- <UNKNOWN_Call1.wav><UNKNOWN_Call2.wav> -- Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes Field Applications Engineer Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850 W: 607-254-2418<tel:607-254-2418> M: 607-351-5740<tel:607-351-5740> F: 607-254-1132<tel:607-254-1132> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp -- NFC-L List Info: Welcome and Basics � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_WELCOME Rules and Information � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_RULES Subscribe, Configuration and Leave � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm Archives: The Mail Archive � http://email@example.com/maillist.html Surfbirds � http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L Birding.ABA.Org � http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NFC Please submit your observations to eBird! ��http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --