I'd almost bet my pinky that it was a barred owl. They can make wild
crazy sounds that people don't recognize as even an owl. Listen to
some of the crazy sounds at the bottom of this web page -
At 12:01 AM 2/28/2006, you wrote:
>Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 09:58:40 -0500
>From: Ruth Stewart <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: sounds in the night?
>I throw this out for thoughts about what this might have been...
>A nearby neighbor with a high comfort level and knowledge about all things
>natural, called with a question about a night sound heard a couple of weeks
>ago during full moon time. She was in her house about 8 pm and heard an
>animal/bird noise loud enough to draw her out of her house. It was squawk
>like akind to a heron. I appeared to move from one point to another (not
>back and forth) and continued for about 35-40 vocalizations. I know Great
>Blue Herons are around due to the open waters but are they wont to call at
>night, continuously? Do owls make squawking sounds? My caller is very
>familiar with Barred, Horned, Screech Owl calls - as well as raccoon and
>Does anyone have any thoughts about this?