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Bird Idenification

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Been hearing these at dusk/dark they sound like hoot hoot(not Owl)higher pitch then in to a howl/laughing like sound, it all last for 5 or 10 seconds ??? theres more then one bird.

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I think what you are hearing is a barred owl. They are way cool to listen to when you get a bunch of them sounding off like that. They have a rolling laugh at the end of the sequence.

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Barred owl is a good guess. Do a search for barred owl hooting and you should find a recording of one to see if you recognize it.

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Thanks went on a owl sight didn't sound like barred owl, the one that sounds like it is the northern hawk owl even though there range is a little farther north. I think it is some kind of owl.

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Are you near water? After reading your description the first thing that popped into my head was a pied billed grebe

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Thanks went on a owl sight didn't sound like barred owl, the one that sounds like it is the northern hawk owl even though there range is a little farther north. I think it is some kind of owl.

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Are you near water? After reading your description the first thing that popped into my head was a pied billed grebe

Here is some good sites with good recordings.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Hawk_Owl/id

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barred_Owl/sounds

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pied-billed_Grebe/id

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Wooded open area with some low wet areas, closes lake is 2 miles by the way the crow flys.

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Pumpkinfisher just went on the site you listed its for sure the Northern Hawk Owl.

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If I had to guess, it is a Northern Hawk Owl that just ventured a little further south than it's usual range. It looks like you live in its most southern range

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Thats what I think too,things are changing we had a cardinal at the feeder during the winter and I remember a couple years back when all the snow owl were done in the area.

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