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To answer Maeve's question, I just used my eBird reviewing tools to look 
up all records of Screech Owl in the Champlain Valley for the calendar 
dates April 22 through May 15.    35% of the observations were in the 
daytime.

Ian
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On 5/9/2019 6:05 PM, Maeve Kim wrote:
> Wow. It did sound like a screech owl, but I tossed that idea out because it was full daylight. Do they ever call then?
> Maeve
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>> On May 9, 2019, at 5:54 PM, Charlie Teske <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Possibly a screech owl?
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>> On Thu, 9 May 2019 15:16:09 -0400, Maeve Kim wrote:
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>> Great idea - but we usually walk without cell phones, so we can immerse ourselves in the experience of being outdoors and in nature. Maybe next time, though, I’ll carry one.
>> Maeve
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>>> On May 9, 2019, at 3:13 PM, Stephen Antell wrote:
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>>> I’m afraid I can’t solve your mystery but wonder if you tried to make a recording. I was able to do that with my iPhone a couple days ago and was successful figuring out a mystery bird when I got home.
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>>> Steve Antell
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>>> Please excuse any typos as this message is being sent via my iPhone
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>>>> On May 9, 2019, at 1:42 PM, Maeve Kim wrote:
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>>>> This morning at Mobbs Farm in Jericho, in a wooded area, we heard a repeated call/song that sounded like a muted gurgly warble followed immediately by a short whinny (shorter and higher-pitched than a Sora’s whinny but somewhat similar). I’m stumped. Does anyone have any suggestions?
>>>> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center