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    There's this weird screeching noise and it only happens at night.... and it has nothing to do with my Buick. (Sorry but GOTCHA!)

    Most evenings, after dark, in the woods behind my house there has been a very creepy screeching noise - some kind of bird of prey that keeps flying back and forth. The sound is persistent, every 30 seconds to a minute it repeats. It has been driving me nuts so I went online and started searching through nocturnal birds of prey. There were some websites that had recorded bird calls but none of them matched what I was hearing. Eventually I found my answer and it fits perfectly. The screeching sound I am hearing is made by a baby Great White Horned Owl begging food from it's parents and following them as best it can. They can hop from branch to branch and even fly as early as two months and will continue begging for food up until the time they are five months old.
    Puzzle solved.

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    Nice !
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    Owls are cool!
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    Hope you don't have any cats or very small dogs...you won't soon if you do.
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    ... what a hoot
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    Default Re: Weird screeching noise

    My small dog is a miniature pinscher but she is a fat wad at almost 20 lbs. The neighborhood cats seem to have no problems either, unless I catch them scent marking my front door .
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    Many years ago we had a Screech Owl decide that our barn was a good home. He (she?) could be noisy too. I do like Owls.
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    Dude what kind of tree is that with no leaves? Did the weather patterns change in Jersey since I moved?
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    fisher cats make a loud shreiking noise. don't theink they fly though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Mild View Post
    Dude what kind of tree is that with no leaves? Did the weather patterns change in Jersey since I moved?
    Ken - it's an older picture I took during the cold weather about 3 years ago. The fledgling had just flown out of the nest on a rainy day and could not get airborne again so he climbed on this stump and just hung out, miserable and wet until he could master flying. This fledgling owl in the (old) picture might be the parent of the one I am hearing.

    Here is a more recent picture

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    i heard a weird belt squealing noise recently
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    There are owls out behind my house.
    They're hoot owls.... not screehers... I hear them in the mornings
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    Quote Originally Posted by marxjunk View Post
    i heard a weird belt squealing noise recently
    My mother in law started her car up one winter morning with a litter of kittens sleeping in the fan shroud. What a mess. She said it sounded like a dozen apples banging around in the shroud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marxjunk View Post
    i heard a weird belt squealing noise recently
    That looks nasty.
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    When I read the title I was thinking it had something to do with Your ex
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul c View Post
    fisher cats make a loud shreiking noise. don't theink they fly though
    Thank god for that. Those dudes are nasty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazychevy View Post
    When I read the title I was thinking it had something to do with Your ex
    That was good for a laugh! 8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeVeeEight View Post
    That was good for a laugh! 8)
    I was going to suggest that You should have dug a deeper hole
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    Default Re: Weird screeching noise

    Have owls in woods...and they don't just operate at night...see/hear them daytime too...fascinating to watch silently navigate thru trees...

    Also saw resident red tail hawk nail squirrel (yes!) out back...she came out of nowhere and bowled that sucker over, then calmly flew off with it. Seeing that, think she also tried to get our gray female Manx, but Manx was experienced outdoor cat and must have fought back. Manx had deep infected puncture wounds requiring several vet trips. Another time, wife put caged bird on second-story master bedroom deck...looked out later to see red tail sitting on railing...

    Lots of interesting things in 30 years on this property...weirdest was good-sized alligator snapper crossing after rainstorm...interesting since no lakes in area...don't know where came from or going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaflow View Post
    Have owls in woods...and they don't just operate at night...see/hear them daytime too...fascinating to watch silently navigate thru trees...

    Also saw resident red tail hawk nail squirrel (yes!) out back...she came out of nowhere and bowled that sucker over, then calmly flew off with it. Seeing that, think she also tried to get our gray female Manx, but Manx was experienced outdoor cat and must have fought back. Manx had deep infected puncture wounds requiring several vet trips. Another time, wife put caged bird on second-story master bedroom deck...looked out later to see red tail sitting on railing...

    Lots of interesting things in 30 years on this property...weirdest was good-sized alligator snapper crossing after rainstorm...interesting since no lakes in area...don't know where came from or going.

    I've got a picture of that too...

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