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Re: ID: night screeches at Pinnacles

Subject: Re: ID: night screeches at Pinnacles
From: "Rob Danielson" danielson_audio
Date: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:06 pm ((PST))
At 2:35 PM -0800 11/29/08, Dan Dugan wrote:
>Here is a recording of screeching I heard on a May night at Pinnacles
>National Monument in central California:
>I suspect it's raccoons quarreling, but then some of the sounds sound
>like a raven. Raccoon raiding a raven's nest?
>-Dan Dugan

Hi Dan--
The Raccoon screeches I've heard start out about the same pitch but
they quickly accelerate to higher pitches. The extended section in
the middle does sound like the ruckus of a couple or more Ravens.
Rich Peet has a recording of a Gray Fox that has a lower pitch
screeching-growl that sounds similar to the critter with the mammal
voice. A tree climbing predator could be after eggs. Is it likely
Ravens would be nesting at the time of year this was recorded in
Pinnacles? Rob D.

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