"Karen" <>, "BIRDING-AUS" <>
Loud bird noise at night
"Billinghurst, David \(RTATECH\)" <>
Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:11:45 +1000
> From: Karen
> I just went outside tonight to the most GHASTLY noise I've
> ever heard! Very loud
> and very hard to describe. Nothing I've heard before. I did
> race out with a
> torch worried about my horses and this is the FIRST time I've
> been this
> apprehensive about going out to investigate a noise! I was
> scanning the
> paddock, the noise was moving quite fast across the paddock, a really
> frightening screeching of some sort.
> It happened again, and I can confidently say it is a bird of
> some sort. VERY
> loud and sounding very cross. Now up in the trees and moving
> around. 10pm
> at night. Has anyone any ideas?? I did attempt a recording
> but was too
> late :(
> Warrandyte, VIC
Might be a flying fox. They make a dreadful screetching racket,
are quite common in the Yarra valley these days. Can be hard to
distinguish from birds when they are in a tree at night.
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