Screeching Nocturnal Animal?

To: Rhiannon Kiggins <>
Subject: Screeching Nocturnal Animal?
From: Denise Kay <>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:50:23 +0000
How about a Barn Owl ? There are quite a few in town at the moment .


Denise Kay
p. 0467506167

On 22 Oct 2017, at 7:19 am, Rhiannon Kiggins <> wrote:

Hi All - Last night I awoke to the sounds of very loud, constant screeching sounds that sounded almost exactly like a Sulpher-Crested Cockatoo. However, this was at 3:00 am in the morning and continued well until dawn. Sometimes the screeches were constant with no break for 10-15 seconds and then there would be a slight pause for perhaps 3-5 seconds and they would start again. I believe I heard it calling the previous night also. The animal is quite far away but the sound fills the whole street.

I live in Bruce a couple of streets back from the AIS and Stadium. I have checked all the owl calls and the Tawny Frogmouth in the Morcombe App but the closest thing it really sounds like is the White Cockatoo. I've never heard anything like this at night before. Can anyone provide some insight as to what it might be? If it is a cockatoo why is it calling all night long?


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