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What's That Sound? - "hiya"

Subject: What's That Sound? - "hiya"
From: Doug Von Gausig <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 08:53:28 -0700
Here's an inquiry I received recently. If you have any ideas, please reply 
to the list and I'll respond to the person who inquired.


>ok i dont always hear it. but its like a shrill call, high pitched. i live 
>near a wooded area. in the USA, NewYork state in albany county just 
>outside of ablany  I only hear it at night. it almost sounds like its 
>saying "hiya" but with out the 'h' like ( aye-ya) and its a quick noise. 
>the intervals of sound is saying "one mississipi". but sometimes it will 
>pause for a while before it starts calling again.  Also..theres is another 
>sond. it might be the same animal but i cant be sure. it was a little 
>lower piched but still very loud. almost like  a scream. i dont think its 
>a screech owl because they sound is very high to my knowledge. anyway..the 
>animal with this call can move around pretty quickly. it was outside the 
>house, across the street, down the street and came back on only less than 
>a minute. ive never seen it before either

Doug Von Gausig
Clarkdale, Arizona, USA
Nature Recordists e-mail group


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