A likely candidate is the yapping of Penguins - I hear them here in Birchgrove
quite commonly at this time of year.
On 15/06/2012, at 1:25 PM, Carol Probets wrote:
> Yes, if it's a single yap, repeated, it's likely a Sugar Glider (i.e. yap....
> yap.....yap....). Barking Owl has a very regular repeated double-yap
> (wook-wook...... wook-wook.....), the second 'wook' lower in pitch than the
> first. Hope that helps.
> At 1:10 PM +1000 15/6/12, Greg Little wrote:
>> Might be Sugar Gliders that have a quiet yapping call or sometimes one can
>> hear Black-winged Stilts yapping while flying overhead at night.
>> Greg Little
>> -----Original Message-----
>> On Behalf Of Cliff Booth
>> Sent: Friday, 15 June 2012 12:28 PM
>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Sydney owls
>> Last year from my house in McMahon's Point I heard over two nights a yapping
>> sound intermittently emanating from Balls Head Reserve. The third night the
>> yapping creature moved to be sitting behind the house but remained elusive.
>> The sound didn't match my previous experiences of Barking Owls and didn't
>> match any sounds I was able to download from the internet. Unfortunately I
>> was out of town the rest of the week and have never heard it again.
>> I was reminded of this when last week when I was called by a non-birding
>> friend of mine who lives behind Manly Dam who said he had just seen a
>> Barking Owl(according to what he'd seen in his bird book) sitting on his
>> lawn. The following night he heard a yapping sound 'like a small dog'..a
>> sound that he hadn't heard before.
>> Any comments?
>> Cliff Booth
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