[wisb] Unknown Bird Call
- From: Petherick Chris <cpetherick@xxxxxx>
- To: Wisconsin Wisconsin Bird List <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 21:45:21 -0500
Hello, I was wondering if someone might be able to help me identify a bird call. It' a single note and it sounds like a mallard "kwak" if you will. It's fairly loud when it's close by - you won't miss it, that's for sure. It's been loud enough to actually wake me up every now and then. The call occurs every 15 seconds or so and as I said, it's just a single note. It starts about 9pm or so and will go through 2am. the habitat that I am hearing it in is in Fox Point, southeast, Wisconsin (10 miles north of Milwaukee). The area is suburban, quite wooded and basically adjacent to the Schlitz Audubon Center with Lake Michigan a block or so away. There isn't any standing water (ponds, marshy areas) nearby that i am aware of. I have been hearing this call now for about 2 weeks or so and most recently this evening about 9pm. It sounded like it was probably 20- 30 feet away, which would have put it in some woods with houses all around, no water, maybe shrubs. The call is similar to, but not a Woodcock or a Common Nighthawk. It sounds more like a mallard "kwak" than either of those do. Sorry for the fairly non-scientific description. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have been trying to figure this out for a couple weeks now! Chris Petherick Fox Point, Northeastern Milwaukee County #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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