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Re: Weird sound help

Subject: Re: Weird sound help
From: "Rob Danielson" danielson_rob
Date: Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:31 pm ((PST))
Karia and Steve--
Your observations are consistent with the "squawky" calls that can 
continue for long periods this time of year in West Central 
Wisconsin.  Interesting.  Steve's call is lower-pitched and a bit 
"hornier" than the calls I typically hear. I'd describe those I hear 
as less throaty and a tad screechier.  I've thought these calls were 
only made by GHO juveniles because of the sound samples I 
encountered. Thanks for the education! Rob D.

At 8:48 AM -0600 11/26/06, Ken & Karla Kinstler wrote:
>I'm almost positive the sound you recorded, Steve, is a Great Horned 
>Owl.  Adults have less "wimpy" squawks than the youngsters do, and 
>adults will do repeated squawks just as you described.  Our resident 
>male does it interspersed with some really funky wild hooting, but 
>females do it also to maintain contact with the kids.  Not sure yet 
>if females do it like this outside of "kid raising season."  If 
>you'd like to hear some of my GHO squawk sound files, let me know. 
>A short clip of our resident male is posted at 
>, but your 
>recording sounds more like the two females I've heard squawking with 
>their kids.  Granted this male is the only male I've heard 
>squawking, and I know there is much individual variation.
>Karla Kinstler
>19268 Perkins Valley Dr
>Houston, MN 55943
>Alice News:

Rob Danielson
Peck School of the Arts
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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