Mystery Night Bird

fil512June 15, 2012

This bird's been buzzing around our neighbourhood making a racket every night for about a week now. Does anyone out there know what kind of bird this is? It's so dark I'm not able to see it, but tracking it's sound, it's clearly flying in a circle about 1 block in size.

I captured the sounds and posted them on youtube:

Here is a link that might be useful: Video of Bird Sounds

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lisa11310(z5 MI)

Are you seeing it fly? Sounds like Tree Frogs to me!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 12:26PM
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fil512

Folks over at birdforum identified it for me. It's a Common Nighthawk.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 6:16PM
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neptune24

As soon as I heard it, I thought "common nighthawk"! :)

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 8:16AM
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