Night time sound in the woods
I've lived in woods all my life, and the other night I heard a sound I'd never heard before. Not sure that this is the right forum, but I can't think of anywhere on the internet with people more knowledgeable and willing to help so here goes.
It sounded like a deep-throated croaking sort of sound, almost like some animal hacking on a bone. Lasted for about 1-2 seconds, and would do it around 3 times each time. It would do it about every 60-120 seconds, and lasted for about 1 hour. I think it was a bird, because it seemed to be coming from a tree. There was typically a high-pitch whistle a few seconds before the caw sound. (dang, this is hard to describe!)